On This Day

Musicians Who Died in September 1980

  • Sep 2 William Douglas Denny, American composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 5 Don Banks, Australian orchestral, jazz, and film score composer, dies of leukemia at 56
  • Sep 11 Jose Antonio Calcano, Venezuelan composer, teacher, and choral director, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Bill Evans, American jazz pianist ("Peace Piece"; "Waltz For Debbie"), dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • Sep 21 Ernest White, Canadian organist, organ designer, and composer, dies at 79

John Bonham

Sep 25 John Bonham, English rock drummer (Led Zeppelin), dies from asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake at 32

Drummer John Bonham
John Bonham