John Lennon had an unnatural obsession with the number nine for the majority of his life. The Beatles singer was born on October 9 and pronounced dead 40 years later on December 9 after being shot on 9th Avenue in Manhattan. The Beatles made their Ed Sullivan Show debut on February 9, catapulting the group into superstardom. He met his wife, Yoko Ono, on November 9, and their son Sean was born on October 9. Lennon recorded several songs showcasing his fascination with the number, including “No. 9 Dream,” “Revolution No. 9” and “One after 909.” —Xfinity Entertainment Staff
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