John Lennon: FBI seizes musician's fingerprints in New York

John Lennon: FBI agents removed the fingerprints on Wednesday from the store, called Gotta Have It!

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    The FBI has seized a set of John Lennon's fingerprints from a Manhattan memorabilia shop. Saturday would have been Lennon's 70th birthday.
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The FBI has seized a set of John Lennon's fingerprints from a Manhattan memorabilia shop.

U.S. agents removed the item on Wednesday from the store, called Gotta Have It!

The New York Times says the signed fingerprint card was made at a police station on May 8, 1976. It bears the name John Winston Ono Lennon. At the time, Lennon was applying for citizenship.

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Spokesman James Margolin said the FBI is investigating how the item "came to be up for auction."

A store owner, Peter Siegel, said Homeland Security also had inquired about the card.

Siegel said an unidentified concert promoter bought it at a Beatles convention about two decades ago.

Saturday would have been Lennon's 70th birthday.

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