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John Lennon's last live performance wasn't with the Beatles, or with Yoko Ono, but with Elton John. In 1974, he joined John on stage at Madison Square Garden to perform the song they co-wrote, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night." This was Lennon's only solo No.1 single in the United States during his lifetime, making him the last Beatle to hit No. 1 by himself. Elton John appears on the track and bet Lennon it would be No. 1. Since Lennon lost the bet, he appeared on stage with John.

What Irish writer gave us "War," which may well be the only play ever written about a pub trivia quiz?

A) Jimmy Cagney

B) Roddy Doyle

C) John C.


D) Chris O'Donnell

Previous answer: The Tide is High was Blondie's last No. 1.

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Paul Paquet has been writing trivia since the early 1990s and has written roughly 100,000 questions. For more, visit or email him at




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