Personally, I believe a lot of musicians probably have a F.B.I. file on them. Here are some known ones...
The Top Ten
1John LennonJohn Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
The F.B.I. along with President Nixon tried to have Lennon deported to silence him as an anti war critic. - THC13
2Bob MarleyRobert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
Kinda hard to find complete information on this. a lot of if not most of his files released are still blacked out or censored. I know he was investigated for his pro marijuana use and anti war beliefs. Some files show he was possibly under microphone, electronic and/or physical surveillance. He also had C.I.A. files on him. - THC13
3Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
An F.B.I. report speculated that Jimi's bandana/headband was lined with LSD. Lol. - THC13
4Jerry GarciaJerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.
Was investigated for his possible involvement with the manufacturing and distributing of L.S.D. a lot of his files are still blacked out. - THC13
5Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.
Files show he, along with other Motown Artist, were watched closely by F.B.I. because of their influence on the civil rights movement. - THC13
6Pete SeegerPeter "Pete" Seeger was an American folk singer and social activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks ...read more.
Was investigated as a potential threat to national security. - THC13
7Frank SinatraFrancis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
Was investigated for his connections to racketeering suspects and his connection to the communist party. - THC13
8Grace SlickGrace Barnett Slick is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco's burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid–1960s.
Investigated for "domestic security". - THC13
9John DenverHenry John Deutschendorf Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.
Was investigated for his pro marijuana beliefs and use. The feds also did not like that he attended an Anti Vietnam War rally. - THC13
10Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
Investigated for possible child molestation. - THC13
11EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
12Trent ReznorMichael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.