John Lennon was English singer-songwriter, first as part of the pop group The Beatles and then as a solo artist. The novel number9dream was named after Lennon’s song, #9 Dream.

Eiji Miyake, the main protagonist of number9dream, is a fan of John Lennon and his music. In the novel, he hears a “muzak” version of Imagine playing in Jupiter Café and imagines John Lennon waking up in his tomb: “It is vile beyond belief. Even the traitors who recorded this horror hated it.”

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