John Bonham

1948 - 1980

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John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician who was the drummer of the rock band Led Zeppelin. Noted for his speed, power, fast single-footed kick drumming, distinctive sound, and feel for groove, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential drummers in music history.Bonham was born in 1948 in Redditch, Worcestershire, and took up drums at the age of 5, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bonham has received more than 10,195,814 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). John Bonham is the 113th most popular musician (up from 116th in 2019), the 456th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 494th in 2019) and the 29th most popular British Musician.

John Bonham is most famous for being the drummer of Led Zeppelin. He was a member of the band from 1968-1980.

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  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.03

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Over the past year John Bonham has had the most page views in the with 1,289,565 views, followed by German (143,241), and Spanish (131,782). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (192.63%), Ido (128.78%), and Egyptian Arabic (101.75%)


Among musicians, John Bonham ranks 113 out of 3,175Before him are Glenn Miller, David Guetta, Nadia Boulanger, Jascha Heifetz, Henryk Wieniawski, and Joe Hisaishi. After him are Barry Gibb, Mariss Jansons, Lionel Richie, Sid Vicious, Thomas Bangalter, and Nick Mason.

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Among people born in 1948, John Bonham ranks 40Before him are Patrizia Reggiani, Carl Weathers, Steven Tyler, Frank Abagnale, Robert Plant, and Yoshihide Suga. After him are Keke Rosberg, Ian McEwan, Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson, and Elizabeth Blackburn. Among people deceased in 1980, John Bonham ranks 28Before him are Alexei Kosygin, Otto Frank, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, Romain Gary, and Milton H. Erickson. After him are Fritz Strassmann, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Alexander Oparin, Óscar Romero, Gregory Bateson, and Hans Morgenthau.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Bonham ranks 456 out of 8,785Before him are Tim Curry (1946), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), Samuel Johnson (1709), Princess Muna al-Hussein (1941), John Knox (1514), and Thomas Gainsborough (1727). After him are John Edward Gray (1800), Thomas Harriot (1560), William Adams (1564), Austen Chamberlain (1863), Daphne du Maurier (1907), and John Wallis (1616).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Bonham ranks 29Before him are Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Robert Fripp (1946), Jon Lord (1941), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), and Lemmy (1945). After him are Sid Vicious (1957), Nick Mason (1944), John Dowland (1563), Gary Moore (1952), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), and Mike Oldfield (1953).