John Bonham

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Date of Birth May 31, 1948
Place of Birth Redditch, England
Date of Death Sep 25, 1980 (32)
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John Bonham

John Henry Bonham was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the English rock band Led Zeppelin. Esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass drumming, distinctive sound, and feel for the groove, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rock drummers in history. Bonham was born in 1948 in Redditch, Worcestershire, and took up drums at the age of five, receiving a snare drum at the age of 10 and a full drum set at the age of 15. He played with multiple local bands both at school and following school, eventually playing in two different bands with Robert Plant. Following the demise of the Yardbirds in 1968, Bonham joined Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones to form Led Zeppelin. With the band, Bonham mostly showcased a hard-hitting hard rock style, but also handled funk and Latin-influenced grooves in later releases.

Birth name: John Henry Bonham
Also known as: Bonzo, The Beast
Born: May 31, 1948, Redditch, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 25, 1980, Clewer, Berkshire, England
Genres: Rock
Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter
Instruments: Drums, percussion
Years active: 1962–1980
Labels: Atlantic, Swan Song
Associated acts: Band of Joy, Led Zeppelin
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About John Bonham

Drummer for Led Zeppelin who was named the best drummer of all time by Rolling Stone in 2011 and again in 2016. He played with Led Zeppelin from 1962 until his untimely death by accidental alcohol overdose in 1980.

John Bonham Before Fame

He made a drum set out of coffee tins and other containers when he was young.

Achievement of John Bonham

While with Led Zeppelin, he also played with groups like The Family Dogg and Screaming Lord Sutch.

John Bonham Family Life

He married Patricia Bonham in 1968 and they had two children together.

Associations of John Bonham

He was in Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page.

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