Legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born on this day. He died in 1980 after drinking himself to death. How old was he?
ANSWER: 32 years old
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for May 31st, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- 1948: Legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born on this day. He died in 1980.
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono continued their bed-in for peace at a hotel in Montreal, one day before recording “Give Peace a Chance”.
- 1976: The Who were entered into the Guinness book of world records as the world’s loudest band when their gig at the Charlton Athletic Football Club in England registered 120 decibels.
- 1985: Bruce Springsteen released “Glory Days” as another single from the Born in the USA album.
- 1990: Seinfeld premiered on NBC-TV as a summer series in the middle of its first season.
- 2000: The Guess Who, featuring Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman, reunited for a tour and album.
- Checking the WZLX ticket stash…Van Morrison was back at the Boston Tea Party in 1968 for a second night…The Velvet Underground played the legendary Tea Party a year later…and in 1975 it was Bad Company at the Music Hall.