Tag: Led Zeppelin

14-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 14th

On this day in 1988: Led Zeppelin reunited for the Atlantic Records 40th anniversary party at Madison Square Garden, New York, appearing with Jason Bonham the son of John Bonham on drums. Other acts performing included Foreigner, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Wilson Pickett and Ben E. King. Also on this day […]

10-Oct

This Day In Music, October 10th

On this day in 1980: The funeral took place for Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarist and band mate Jimmy Page’s house from what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). He was 32 years old. On this day […]

25-Sep

This Day In Music, September 25th

On this day in 1980: John Bonham drummer with Led Zeppelin, died at age 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours).  On this day in 1982: Queen […]

13-Jul

This Day In Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40 million dollars. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the […]

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