Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Oct9,1937 Pat Burke#BTD Oct9,1937 #PatBurke saxophone from London Music Conservatorium in The #Foundations 1966-68. 1967 UK #1 & US #11 "Baby Now That I've Found You"
BTD Oct9,1940 John Lennon#BTD Oct9,1940 #JohnLennon RIP guitarist, singer, songwriter, 1956 formed the #Quarrymen which became The #Beatles 46 US Top40s with 21 #1s, 30 UK Top40s with 16 #1s; solo 18 UK Top40s with 3 #1s, 12 US Top40s with 2 #1s. Inducted in @rockhall 1988 with the Beatles & 1994 solo
BTD Oct9,1944 John Entwistle#BTD Oct9,1944 #JohnEntwistle RIP bass guitarist The #Who @TheWho 1965 UK #2 "My Generation", 1967 US #9 "I Can See For Miles", +20 UK & 16 US Top40 singles
BTD Oct9,1944 Nona Hendryx#BTD Oct9,1944 #NonaHendryx singer, songwriter #LaBelle & the #Bluebelles 1962 US #15 "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman", 1975 US and US R&B #1 & UK #17 "Lady Marmalade" & solo artist 1983 R&B #22 "Keep It Confidential" #HBday @funkrockster
BTD Oct9,1948 Jackson Browne#BTD Oct9,1948 #JacksonBrowne singer, songwriter 1972 US #8 "Doctor My Eyes" 1978 US #11 1978 "Running on Empty", 1982 US #7 "Somebody's Baby", +7 US Top40 singles #HBday @SongsofJBrowne
BTD Oct9,1954 James Fearnley#BTD Oct9,1954 #JamesFearnley accordion The #Pogues 1987 UK #8 single "The Irish Rover", 1987 UK #2 single with #KirstyMaCcoll "Fairytale Of New York" @poguesofficial
BTD Oct9,1954 Scott Bakula#BTD Oct9,1954 #ScottBakula actor TV shows such as playing Sam Beckett on #QuantumLeap Episode "How the Tess Was Won" Sam helps #BuddyHolly with the song #PeggySue and #NCIS: New Orleans as Dwayne Pride #HBday @ScottBakula
BTD Oct9,1975 Sean Lennon#BTD Oct9,1975 #SeanLennon singer, songwriter, actor 1998 solo debut LP "Into the Sun", music video for the single "Home" directed by #SpikeJonze enjoyed extended airplay on #MTV. He is the son of #JohnLennon & @yokoono, #EltonJohn is his godfather #HBday @seanonolennon
OTD Oct9,1948 Margaret Whiting, Frank DeVol#OTD Oct9,1948 #MargaretWhiting with #FrankDeVol orchestra starts a 2wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles Chart with "A Tree In The Meadow" written by #BillyReid. Reid recorded the 1st version in the UK with #DorothySquires as vocalist
OTD Oct9,1959 Bobby Darin#OTD Oct9,1959 #BobbyDarin became the youngest performer at age 23 to headline the @LasVegasSands Hotel's Copa Room
OTD Oct9,1959 Jerry Keller#OTD Oct9,1959 #JerryKeller is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Here Comes Summer" The song peaked at #14 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart on Aug23,1959; basically a #OneHitWonder
OTD Oct9,1960Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs#OTD Oct9,1960 "Stay" by #MauriceWilliams & the #Zodiacs enters the US singles charts at #86 on its way to #1 on Nov27. At a run time of 1:37 the song becomes the shortest US #1 single Listen==> youtu.be/o1Z_hskvz1M
OTD Oct9,1960 Connie Francis#OTD Oct9,1960 #ConnieFrancis is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "My Heart Has A Mind of Its Own" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Oct9,1963Beatles#OTD Oct9,1963 The #Beatles tape an appearance for the #BBC radio comedy program "The #KenDodd Show" on #JohnLennons 23rd birthday
OTD Oct9,1964Beach Boys#OTD Oct9,1964 The #BeachBoys record the single "Dance Dance Dance" with #GlenCampbell playing lead guitar and acoustic rhythm @TheBeachBoys song composed by Brian and #CarlWilson with lyrics by #BrianWilson and #MikeLove
OTD Oct9,1964Beatles#OTD Oct9,1964 The #Beatles perform at Gaumont Cinema in Bradford. Beginning their British tour, the only one in their homeland in 1964
OTD Oct9,1965Beatles#OTD Oct9,1965 The #Beatles start a 4wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Yesterday" written by #PaulMcCartney, credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song McCartney's vocal, acoustic guitar with a string quartet, basically 1st solo performance for the Beatles #GeorgeHarrison introduces @PaulMcCartney Live Video==> youtu.be/Pmx8DXx_5VI
OTD Oct9,1967 Doc Severinsen#OTD Oct9,1967 #DocSeverinsen jazz trumpeter replaces #SkitchHenderson as the musical director of the "Tonight Show Starring #JohnnyCarson"
OTD Oct9,1967Monkees#OTD Oct9,1967 The #Monkees TV series S2 E5 "Art for Monkees' Sake" @TheMonkees at an art museum, #PeterTork copies an old painting for two guards who are actually thieves bent on snatching the real painting
OTD Oct9,1971 Rod Stewart#OTD Oct9,1971 #RodStewart is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Maggie May / Reason To Believe" @rodstewart 2nd week of a 5wk run at #1
OTD Oct9,1976 Walter Murphy#OTD Oct9,1976 #WalterMurphy & the Big Apple Band went to #1 on the @billboard Hot100 with "A Fifth Of Beethoven" Basically a #Onehitwonder
OTD Oct9,1981Rolling Stones, Prince, GeorgeThorogood and the Destroyers, J. Geils Band#OTD Oct9,1981 The #RollingStones play the 1st of 2 nights at the LA Memorial Coliseum. Supporting act #Prince plays before the @RollingStones and the crowd boos & throw beer cans after 15min. Then #GeorgeThorogood and the Destroyers and the J. Geils Band go on
OTD Oct9,1982 John Cougar, John Mellencamp#OTD Oct9,1982 #JohnCougar (Later #JohnMellencamp) is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Jack and Diane" his first US #1. @johnmellencamp 3rd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Oct9,1985 Strawberry Fields, New York Central Park#OTD Oct9,1985 The dedication of #StrawberryFields (a 2.5 acre section) memorial for #JohnLennon on Central Park West at West 72nd Street, near #Dakota Apartments in New York Central Park. On what would have been Lennon's 45th birthday @CentralParkNYC
OTD Oct9,1988 Cliff Gallup#OTD Oct9,1988 #CliffGallup dies at the age of 58 RIP, guitarist with #GeneVincent and His Blue Caps in the 1950's he dies of a heart attack
OTD Oct9,2016 Michael Esposito II#OTD Oct9,2016 #MichaelEspositoII with other #Disney cruise line performers earns his ears in training. #MickeyMouse himself hands out their name badges @EspositoII @DisneyCruise