John Bonham - Sondz

Overview

John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the English rock band Led Zeppelin. Esteemed for his speed, power, fast single-footed kick 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. Like Kei...

Facts

Born31/5/1948, in Redditch
Died25/9/1980 (Aged: 32), in Clewer
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active11
StatusInactive
GenderMale
Parent(s)Joan Bonham
ChildrenZoë BonhamJason Bonham
Role(s)Background VocalsDrums (drum Set)Membranophone

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