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"John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on Jimmy Carter," Seaman told director and songwriter Seth Swirsky in his new documentary 'Beatles Stories.'
"He'd met Reagan back, I think, in the '70s at some sporting event ... Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young demonstrators in Berkeley, so I think that John maybe forgot about that ... He did express support for Reagan, which shocked me."
Seaman goes on to talk of Lennon's embarrassment over the youthful resentment that pegged the singer as a liberal, not a conservative. "I also saw John embark in some really brutal arguments with my uncle, who's an old-time communist ... He enjoyed really provoking my uncle ... Maybe he was being provocative ... but it was pretty obvious to me he had moved away from his earlier radicalism."
Swirsky's film 'Beatles Stories' is a series of interviews with some of music's biggest players including Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel and Smokey Robison, speaking about the famed rock group.