Re: John Bonham
Love Bonham! Lot's of great information in this thread.
One classic Bonham groove is on "Heart Breaker" It's a pretty simple groove, but listening closely reveals lots of little ghost notes and it just makes the whole thunderous groove swing a bit. Classic Bonzo!
I was listening to a bootleg recording of Zeppelin recently from Cleveland in 1977. Bonham's solo had an "Out on the Tiles" intro and just was awesome. He did some funky sound manipulation effects on his tympani, all along with his flowing groove. Very cool!