This Day in Music History
1980 : John Bonham, English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin, born John Henry Bonham, died of asphyxiation from vomiting after a night of heavy drinking in Clewer, England, at the age of 32. The band decided to break up instead of replacing him.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (31 May 1948)
2012 : Andy Williams, American popular music singer, born Howard Andrew Williams, died in Branson, Missouri, at the age of 84. He had been treated for bladder cancer the previous year.
See also: This Day in Music History Births (3 December 1927)