May 11, 1972 – John Lennon claims he is under FBI surveillance on an appearance on the Dick Cavett Show. Lennon’s visa had been revoked in March and deportation proceedings were filed, supposedly because of a previous marijuana conviction in England. The real reason may have been that J. Edgar Hoover was convinced that Lennon planned to disrupt the 1972 Republican Convention by staging a number of get-out-the-vote concerts.
May 11, 2014 – Ed Gagliardi, original bassist of Foreigner, dies of cancer. He was 62. Gagliardi played on the first two Foreigner records.