John Lennon: MBE

One day in 1969, John Lennon had his chauffeur deliver his MBE

[Member of the British Empire] to Buckingham Palace with an accompanying letter to Queen Elizabeth:

"I am returning this MBE," it read, "in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts. With love, John Lennon of Bag."

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