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This day in music
On this Day September 25, 1980
, drummer with
died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. Bonzo was found dead at guitarists
house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, Moby Dick, would often last for half an hour and regularly featured his use of his bare hands. In 2007, Ludwig issued a limited edition drum kit in Bonham's memory.
On this Day September 25, 1975
Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage at the Latin Casino, New Jersey. Wilson collapsed into a coma suffering severe brain damage. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, 'Lonely Teardrops' and was two words into the line, "....my heart is crying" when he collapsed to the stage, striking his head heavily. Wilson died on 21st January 1984. Van Morrison wrote the song 'Jackie Wilson Said', covered by Dexy's Midnight Runners.
On this Day September 25, 1964
The Temptations begin recording 'My Girl' which went on to be their first US number one and the first of fifteen US Top Ten hits.
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