On This Day in Rock History:
On Jan. 9, 1976, Graham Parker of Graham Parker & the Rumour signs his first recording contract.
On Jan. 9, 1997, David Bowie performed his 50th Birthday Bash concert at Madison Square Garden in New York with guests: Frank Black, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, The Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, and Billy Corgan, and Placebo. Proceeds from the concert went to the Save The Children fund. It was held the day after his birthday.
On Jan. 9, 1992, Sting makes a guest appearance on the Fox animated TV comedy series “The Simpsons,” in the episode “Radio Bart.”