John Bonham Remembered
On September 25, 1980 John Bonham, one of the all-time great drummers, died at the age of 32. That’s exactly 30 years ago today!
On December 4, 1980 Led Zeppelin announced they were splitting up, unable to continue without their driving force. And, despite the occasional one-off reunions for special occasions – the last being in December 2007 at the O2 Arena in London – that’s the way it’s stay. This is a measure of his importance to the band.
Bonham fans should tune into a documentary about the man on BBC Radio Two. The hour-long show, called The John Bonham Story, airs at 10pm on Tuesday, September 28, and is narrated by Dave Grohl. It was put together by Kylie Olsson, Classic Rock online’s ‘sultry newbie’ [go to the podcast page where it’ll all make sense].
Leave your thoughts about the legendary drummer below.