John Bonham

Born 31 May 1948. Died 25 September 1980.
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The Drum in Brum

Bill Ward, drummer with Black Sabbath, talks about 'Micky Evans' Drum Shop' in Birmingham - the place where, in the mid 60s, every would-be drummer in the area would meet, play and swap ideas. The guy to beat at the time was John Bonham, soon to be Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer.

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John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast right foot, distinctive sound, and "feel" for the groove. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music. Rolling Stone readers named him the "best drummer of all time" in 2011.

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