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Led Zeppelin makes their U.S. debut – 1974
John Bonham and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin hated flying and soon talked their label into renting the band its own plane so they could fly without having to deal with other people on the flight. Page in particular needed a larger space and made himself a private room on the plane so he could deal with his fear, vertigo and self-described “psychosis.” Bonham on the other hand used to drink whiskey until he passed out before the plane even took off. Bonham died in 1980 after a drinking binge that saw him digest more than 40 shots of vodka. He passed out and choked on his own vomit. He was only 32 years old.