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John Bonham

1948 - 1980

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John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician, best known as the drummer for the rock band Led Zeppelin. Esteemed 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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bonham has received more than 8,846,744 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. John Bonham is the 116th most popular musician (down from 106th in 2019), the 494th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 487th in 2019) and the 30th 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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Among musicians, John Bonham ranks 116 out of 2,662Before him are Don Shirley, Ravi Shankar, Andrés Segovia, Bernard Haitink, Fritz Kreisler, and Benny Goodman. After him are Ronnie Wood, Jascha Heifetz, Chick Corea, Neil Young, John Dowland, and Sid Vicious.

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Among people born in 1948, John Bonham ranks 35Before him are Steven Tyler, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, John R. Bolton, Robert Plant, Donna Summer, and Olivia Newton-John. After him are Thierry Mugler, Alice Cooper, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Maurizio Gucci, Jean-Pierre Adams, and John Carpenter. Among people deceased in 1980, John Bonham ranks 33Before him are Oswald Mosley, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Bill Evans, Marcelo Caetano, Gregory Bateson, and Óscar Romero. After him are Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Hans Morgenthau, Willard Libby, Alexander Oparin, William Howard Stein, and Mae West.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Bonham ranks 494 out of 7,765Before him are Olivia Newton-John (1948), John Everett Millais (1829), John Bunyan (1628), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), Daphne du Maurier (1907), and John Couch Adams (1819). After him are Betty Williams (1943), Ronnie Wood (1947), Albert Finney (1936), John Barry (1933), James Hutton (1726), and Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Bonham ranks 30Before him are Jon Lord (1941), Robert Fripp (1946), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), Gary Moore (1952), and Mike Oldfield (1953). After him are Ronnie Wood (1947), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Bill Wyman (1936), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), and Jacqueline du Pré (1945).