What Makes John Bonham Such a Good Drummer?

What Makes John Bonham Such a Good Drummer?

Posted 5 Jan 2018
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John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns.

John Bonham's legendary drumming style and power have influenced an entire generation fo rock drummers. 

In honour of his immense talents, Polyphonic created a wonderful homage to one of rock'n'roll's most important and influential drummers. The video below is a perfect breakdown of his drumming style, explained in such a way that even non-musicians can understand the true depth of his prowess ran.

Led Zeppelin simply couldn’t continue in the same way as a band following Bonham’s untimely death in 1980, and this goes a long way towards understanding what made him so irreplaceable.   

Now that you have a better understanding and a clearer dissection into Bonham's playing, listen to some Led Zeppelin and feel the thunder, but first... this awesome interview from 1980 of Billy Connelly interviewing Bonham...

And this really old (1970) clip of Plant and Bonham being interviewed by the BBC...

Now that you're all schooled up – Take The Led Zeppelin Quiz!

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