Happy Birthday, John Lennon…number nine, number nine, number nine…

Happy Birthday, John Lennon…number nine, number nine, number nine…


Lennon’s numerological odyssey began with his birth on October 9th, 1940; his son Sean was also born on October 9th. Some claim that Yoko and John expedited Sean’s birth by rushing Yoko into a caesarian operation so that the child would be born on the same date as John.


As a Liverpudian lad, Lennon grew up in England at 9 Newcastle Road.


Brian Epstein discovered the Beatles on November 9th, 1961. The Beatles played their first gig at the Cavern Club in ‘61. Nine years later–in 1970–they officially split up. The group rocketed to superstardom after appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964. Several of Lennon’s tunes featured the number nine theme, such as “Revolution #9” on the White Album and “Number 9 Dream” from Walls and Bridges.


John married Yoko in ‘69. (He met her on November 9th, 1966.) They moved from England to New York in ‘71, and lived there for nine years, until Lennon was shot to death outside the entrance of The Dakota on December 8th, 1980. After receiving the fatal gunshots, Lennon was transported to Roosevelt Hospital on 9th Street, and was officially pronounced dead at 11:07 pm (1+1+7=9). In England, John’s birthplace, it was already December 9th.


The Dakota Building is located on West 72nd Street. (7+2=9) The Lennon’s apartment number at The Dakota was 72. (Once again, 7+2=9.) Above Lennon’s bed at the Dakota hung the number 9. Eerily enough, one of the apartment buildings Lennon purchased at The Dakota was used in the making of Roman Polanski’s occult classic, Rosemary’s Baby. According to author R. Gary Patterson, when Lennon discovered the Rosemary’s Baby connection, he purportedly wrote Helter Skelter on the wall in the apartment, then moved a file cabinet in front on the wall to hide the words.


The Beatles’ last album–Abbey Road–was recorded in 1969. In ‘69, Lennon officially changed his name from John Winston Lennon to John Ono Lennon, noting that between John Ono Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon there were nine O’s.


Lennon claimed to have seen a UFO while standing on the roof of The Dakota at 9am. John and Yoko’s Tarot card reader performed a pagan nuptial ceremony in ‘75 to celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary; the ceremony commenced at 9pm.


Number nine, number nine, number nine…


~ by gorightly on October 9, 2010.

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