A day like today... 31 years without John Bonham

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sticks4drums

Guest
Can we change it to one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. :)
 

diegobxr

Silver Member
Can we change it to one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. :)
Haha, sorry Glen. Anyway Gruntersdad is right, I don't think Peart would mind it :)

My little tribute... don't be haters....and yes I know I spelled Henry wrong but I was being rushed.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=2079509273626&notif_t=video_comment
Thanks for sharing man, those are some beautiful Luddies, and Fool in the Rain is a hard feel to master!

(I know maybe I shouldn't have expected it, they can't be aware of everything, but I honestly thought Google could've made a doodle to remember Bonzo. Anyway..

Cheers
 

inneedofgrace

Platinum Member
Such a shame he took himself out so early in life. Imagine what he and Zep could have done in the 1980s and beyond.
 

tamadrm

Platinum Member
This is an opinion...NOT hating Hate is a very strong word.I grew up on Bonzo,and I first heard him in on the first Zep album when I was 15.Good Times Bad Times..I must have played that song 50 times over when I first heard that broken triplet on the bass drum.His drum sound also hooked me...big and unmuffeled.

To me he is no doubt one of the most influential,creative,and popular rock drummers of all time..and certainly worthy of being in the top ten in that catagory.He certainly had a distinctive sound and style which is something many drummers ,as good as they are,don't have.So for that he gets points also.I guess its ok to use the word great when talking about Bonzo..again its an opinion of his overall impact and drumming skill,in an area which is so subjective...music.

Having said all that,I personally can't say he was the greatest of all time,because I don't feel anyone deserves that title,because its ALL based on your own personal opinion.

To me,there is no best,and no greatest ...anything...or anybody.Just personal likes,dislikes and opinion,as long as its based on personal experience,and not something someone else believes.

So...It was great to have had you around,at least for a while Bonzo.I for one do miss the passion of your playng and the thunder of your drums.

Steve B
 

Devils Haircut

Senior Member
Oh wow... I didn't realise what day it was. Funny thing is that at the exact moment this thread was posted, my band was covering a bunch of Zep tunes. at practice. I almost feel it was disrectful to completely butcher his drum parts today like I do, lol.
 

Bonzodownunder

Senior Member
It was(&still is) the most depressing/saddest&worst day of my life! :(.
HE (was&still is) my no1:hero &inspiration &reason for playing drums in the 1st place! :).
Every year of his anniversary i watch led Zeppelin dvd's& cds&play along to them.
On my Ludwig Centennial 'Bonham/Zepp" kit 13" rack(should be a 14" get it fucking right Ludwig! ) 16&18 ft's&26" kick &14x6.5 maple wood snare(also a Centennial).
SHOULD be a LM 402 supra but over here they're nearly $900 AUD RRP!(recomended retail price).I can buy one from ebay or a "authorised" Ludwig dealer but NOT ALL are willing to ship to Australia &then there's the shipping cost over $100 USD! :(.
I've got 'bonham" Paistes-602 15" se hats
Paiste FO602 pre-serial 20" medium ride
Paiste 2002 15" se hats black label(re-issue) ! :(
Paiste 2002 black label 20" ride(non-re-issue) which i use as a crash!.
R.I.P.John Henry 'Bonzo" Bonham! :).
 
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Pollyanna

Platinum Member
my band was covering a bunch of Zep tunes. at practice. I almost feel it was disrectful to completely butcher his drum parts today like I do, lol.
No biggie - butchering Bonzo drum parts has been a time-honoured tradition over the last 40 years ... I've dismembered a few of them in my time too :)
 

Devils Haircut

Senior Member
No biggie - butchering Bonzo drum parts has been a time-honoured tradition over the last 40 years ... I've dismembered a few of them in my time too :)
Haha, indeed! We actually do a decent job, especially since we are all in our late twenties. But it's like covering the beatles... you just don't do it.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
No biggie - butchering Bonzo drum parts has been a time-honoured tradition over the last 40 years ...
A time honoured tradition of the man himself too Pol. There's a few accounts of a young and 'still finding his feet' Bonham butchering a few of the local Midlands acts sets as he was figuring out "his thing". It's fair to say he didn't always sound so damned cool.....no-one does.

Shame he's gone....a real inspiration to me and many others. Sad, but not enough to bring me to tears.....that'll happen the day I hear that Page has curled the toes up!!
 

Bonzodownunder

Senior Member
Correction Ludwig LM 402 Supraphonic 14x6.5 from our/the only "authorised" Ludwig dealer RRP is:$759 &Not nearly $900 AUD.STILL fFAR&WAY too much what they sell in the USA for! :(.
cheers&ta lads/mates
Ado.
 
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TFITTING942

Guest
Best? Who knows for sure. My all time favorite...by far!!! R.I.P. Bonzo.
 

larryz

Platinum Member
I am still doing my penance (a billion and one Hail Marys) for thinking Bonzo was just an average drummer when I was a kid. My friends and I were into Rush...what can I say ??

Long live John Bonham.
 

johnw85nz

Junior Member
Hey lads, first time poster, long time lurker. Whenever i listen to Bonzo it's like a master class in rhythm. He is/was a marvelous player. An exceptional talent. l enjoy every moment i have of him on disc, dvd, ipod etc. Even now, everything he did is relevant.

RIP Bonzo, gone but immortalised.

J
 
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