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John Bonham of Led Zeppelin (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980). Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page once stated that drummer John Bonham showed up “pretty tipsy” to a rehearsal session with the band on the afternoon of September 25, 1980. Actually, “tipsy” is putting it lightly. Over the course of 12 hours, Bonham ingested 40 shots of vodka, and died of a pulmonary edema caused by inhaling his vomit in his sleep.

John Henry Bonham was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast right foot, distinctive sound, and "feel" for the groove.

Keith Moon (1946 - 1978), known as a wild man of rock and drummer of the famous rock group The Who, playing the drums during a concert, circa 1975. Photo: Keystone, Getty Images / Getty Images 2011

4th Feb 1983, Karen Carpenter died aged 32 of a cardiac arrest at her parent's house in Downey, California; the coroner's report gave the cause of death of imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa. The Carpenters 1970 album Close to You, featured two hit singles: ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’ and ‘We've Only Just Begun.’ They peaked at No.1 and No.2, on the US chart. In 1975 - In Playboy's annual opinion poll; its readers voted Karen Carpenter the Best Rock Drummer of the year.

The Bonhams: John and Jason. #drummers #ledzeppelin