Almanac: October 9, 2015
- 1937 - Pat Burke (Foundations) (78)
- 1939 - Ed Xiques (Ten Wheel Drive) (76)
- 1939 - O.V. Wright (d. 1980)
- 1940 - John Lennon (d. 1980)
- 1944 - Nona Hendryx (Labelle) (71)
- 1944 - John Entwistle (Who) (d. 2002)
- 1948 - Jackson Browne (67)
- 1952 - Sharon Osbourne (63)
- 1954 - James Fearnley (Pogues) (61)
- 1957 - Ini Kamoze (born Cecil Campbell) (58)
- 1958 - Al Jorurgensen (Ministry) (57)
- 1959 - Thomas Wydler (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) (56)
- 1961 - Kurt Neumann (BoDeans) (54)
- 1964 - Gary Bennett (BR5-49) (61)
- 1967 - Mat Osman (Suede) (48)
- 1969 - P.J. Harvey (46)
- 1973 - Tommy Shane Steiner (42)
- 1975 - Sean Lennon (40)
- 1978 - Nicky Byrne (Westlife) (37)
- 1979 - Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet) (36)
- 1993 - Scotty McCreery (22)
- 1978 - Jacques Brel - Pulmonary embolism & lung disease (49)
- 1988 - Cliff Gallup (Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps) - Heart attack (58)
- 1996 - Bill Monroe (84)
- 2001 - Smokey Dacus (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys) (90)
- 2008 - Gidget Gein (Marilyn Manson) - Heroid overdose (39)
- 1943 - The Musician's Union strike ended, allowing record companies to begin recording again after a year.
- 1964 - The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel a tour of South Africa due to an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musician's Union.
- 1966 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono met for the first time at a Gallery in London.
- 1976 - The Sex Pistols signed with EMI for $68,000. They would only be with the label for three months.
- 1977 - Woody Guthrie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- 1978 - Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
- 1977 - The Clash have to delay a Swedish concert after a bomb scare.
- 1980 - Gary Glitter was declared bankrupt.
- 1981 - Prince opened for the Rolling Stones in Los Angeles. He was booed off the stage after playing in bikini bottoms.
- 1985 - Yoko Ono officially opened Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park on what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday.
- 1989 - Hank Thompson, Cliffie Stone and Jack Stapp were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
- 1999 - Netaid, concerts in London, New York and Geneva to raise money for global poverty, was broadcast live over the internet with George Michael, Bono, David Bowie, the Eurythmics and Robbie Williams.
- 2000 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reunited at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to perform Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
- 2000 - The John Lennon museum opened in Tokyo on what would have been his 60th birthday.
- 2003 - For the first time ever, Billboard top ten singles were all by African-American artists.
- 2003 - Jon Stevens left INXS one year after taking over for Michael Hutchence.
- 2003 - Sting was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth
- 2006 - U2 left Island Records for Mercury.
- 1939 - Doc Williams and Jessie Wanda Crupe (aka Chickie Williams)
- 1954 - Charlie Walker and Jo Walker-Meador
- 1973 - Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley
- 1929 - Gene Autrey's first recording session
- 1958 - C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
- 1964 - Dance Dance Dance - Beach Boys
- 1966 - Got Live If You Want It - Rolling Stones
- 1970 - Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd
- 1971 - Wild Night - Van Morrison (single)
- 1979 - Babe - Styx (single)
- 1980 - Starting Over - John Lennon (single)
- 2002 - Bounce - Bon Jovi
- 1969 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Broadcast notable for being the first time that the number 1 record was not aired because it was deemed lewd (Je T’aime... Moi Non Plus by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin)
- 1984 - Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (U.K.) (premier) - Narrated by Ringo Starr