This week’s trivia questions honor John Lennon, whose birthday is October 9. The number 9 followed John from his birth to his death.
Question 1: In what year was John born?
Question 2: What was the address of John’s home where he spent the first four years of his life?
Question 3: What is the catalog number of the Beatles first U.K. record, Love Me Do?
Question 4: What early song written by John and Paul has two 9’s in its title?
Question 5: What was the name of the sound collage John recorded for a Beatles album in 1968?
Question 6: What phrase is repeated frequently in the longest song on the Beatles album with the longest running time?
Question 7: What was the ninth album recorded by John without the Beatles and what song from that album peaked at #9 in the Billboard Hot 100?
Question 8: When was John’s son Sean born?
Question 9: What was the date in John’s hometown of Liverpool at the time he was assassinated?
John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. The first four years of his life were spent in a home located at #9 Newcastle Road, within short walking distance from the roundabout at the end of Penny Lane. The group’s first record, “Love Me Do,” had the catalog number 4949. One of the early songs written by John and Paul was “One After 909.” John’s sound collage on “The White Album” was titled “Revolution No. 9” and contained a sound loop of a voice saying “Number nine, number nine, number nine.” John’s ninth album apart from the Beatles was “Walls And Bridges,” which was released in the U.S. during the ninth month of 1974. It contained a song titled “#9 Dream,” which when released as a single peaked at number nine in the Billboard Hot 100. John’s son Sean was born on October 9, 1975. Although John was shot in New York City on December 8, 1980, at the time of his death it was December 9 in Liverpool, the city where he was born. Learn about John’s solo recording career in the book “The Beatles Solo on Apple Records.”