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John Bonham death, 38 years ago today.

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John Bonham death, 38 years ago today.

There are many many bizarre stories about Led Zeppelin, but none so strange as the death of drummer John Bonham on 9/25/80.  It happened at Jimmy Page’s house, a party had been going on for some time and the drinks were flowing. John Bonham was well known as a hard drinker, and that day he had the equivalent of 40 shots of vodka in his system. According to the coroner report, when his body began rejecting the alcohol, he was unable to wake up and choked to death on his own vomit.  What a nasty, senseless way to die. But as I mentioned there are other strange stories about Led Zeppelin, here’s a link to a Rolling Stone story about the ten wildest stories… click here.


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