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This Day in Rock History: September 25

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On this day in rock history, the music world lost John Bonham. The Led Zeppelin drummer died in 1980 from inhaling his own vomit after a day of binge-drinking.

An animated, fictionalized series about the Beatles premiered on ABC. The cartoon, which ran for 39 episodes between 1965 and 1967, was produced by the same team that would later make the Yellow Submarine movie.

The Doors suffered a bit from the sophomore slump on the inconsistent Strange Days, but still had hits with “People Are Strange” and “Love Me Two Times.” Ringo Starr indulged his love of country music with Beaucoups of Blues, which was the second album he released in 1970. Black Sabbath‘s Vol. 4 continued the experimentalism of Master of Reality, delivering classics like “Snowblind” and “Changes.” INXS followed up the global success of Kick with X, which had four Top 40 hits. David Coverdale gave us Into the Light, which was his third solo album and first after the (temporary) breakup of Whitesnake.

Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.

News Anniversaries:
The Beatles’ animated series debuts (1965)
John Bonham dies (1980)

Album Anniversaries:
The Doors, Strange Days (1967)
Ringo Starr, Beaucoups of Blues (1970)
Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 (1972)
INXS, X (1990)
David Coverdale, Into the Light (2000)

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