John Bonham Original Autograph | Led Zeppelin Legendary Drummer

Authentic John Bonham Original Autograph | Led Zeppelin Legendary Drummer. Rare autographed page removed from an autograph album. Signed in black ink, undedicated, no autographs on reverse. 16.5cm x 11cm.

£1,400.00

Authentic John Bonham Original Autograph | Led Zeppelin Legendary Drummer. Rare autographed page removed from an autograph album. Signed in black ink, undedicated, no autographs on reverse. 16.5cm x 11cm.

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John Bonham Original Autograph | Led Zeppelin Legendary Drummer

Authentic John Bonham Original Autograph | Led Zeppelin Legendary Drummer. Rare autographed page removed from an autograph album. Signed in black ink, undedicated, no autographs on reverse. 16.5cm x 11cm.

 

 

John Henry 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 Keith Moon of the Who, Bonham’s drum set grew in size following the band’s 1969 concert tours, including congas or timpani and a gong.

His drum solo, “Moby Dick”, was featured on the group’s second album and was a staple of their concerts, often lasting over 20 minutes. Outside of Led Zeppelin, Bonham played drums for other artists; including the Family Dogg, Screaming Lord Sutch, Lulu, Jimmy Stevens and Wings. Bonham played with Led Zeppelin until his death at the age of 32; in September 1980 following a day of heavy drinking. The surviving members disbanded the group out of respect for Bonham after his death.

 

Achievements

A mostly self-taught drummer, John Bonham autograph influenced by Max Roach, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Close with Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, who introduced him to Ludwig drums. While, primarily known for his hard-rock style during his lifetime; his reputation as a drummer has grown beyond that genre following his death; he is now seen as one of the greatest drummers of all time. He has influenced numerous drummers, including Dave Grohl, Chad Smith, Dave Lombardo and Mike Portnoy. Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 as a member of Led Zeppelin. In 2016, Rolling Stone ranked him first in its list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time”