16th August 1966: John Lennon (1940 - 1980) of the Beatles, after making a formal apology for his controversial statement that the group were 'more popular than Jesus'. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Getty Images)

Today, October 9, would have been John Lennon’s 77th birthday. His legacy lives on.

To me one of the more fascinating mysteries of John Lennon was his reported fascination with the number 9. He may have had a good reason-Take a look:

John Lennon and the number nine

The long-awaited digital remasters of The Beatles' back catalogue were finally released on 9 September 2009, along with the group's Rock Band video game. The choice of 09-09-09 was no accident, for the number has had a recurring association with the group - and John Lennon in particular - over the years.