John Bonham

1948 - 1980

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John Henry "Bonzo" 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bonham has received more than 7,345,220 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 50 in 2019). John Bonham is the 106th most popular musician (up from 131st in 2019), the 487th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 544th in 2019) and the 33rd 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 106 out of 2,675Before him are Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Buddy Holly, Gheorghe Zamfir, Paul Mauriat, Glenn Miller, and Andrés Segovia. After him are Alice Cooper, Barry Gibb, Amir Khusrow, Fernando Sor, Ritchie Valens, and David Oistrakh.

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Among people born in 1948, John Bonham ranks 34Before him are George R. R. Martin, Robert Plant, Olivia Newton-John, Keke Rosberg, Donna Summer, and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. After him are Alice Cooper, Radomir Antić, John Carpenter, Tony Iommi, Klaus Meine, and Ian McEwan. Among people deceased in 1980, John Bonham ranks 30Before him are Alexei Kosygin, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, Óscar Romero, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Gregory Bateson. After him are Hans Morgenthau, Hans Asperger, Bill Evans, Seretse Khama, Marcelo Caetano, and Alejo Carpentier.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Bonham ranks 487 out of 6,924Before him are James Hutton (1726), Thomas Harriot (1560), Peter Brook (1925), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Thomas Savery (1650), and John Couch Adams (1819). After him are Austen Chamberlain (1863), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), G. E. Moore (1873), Offa of Mercia (800), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660), and James Bradley (1693).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Bonham ranks 33Before him are Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Gary Moore (1952), Charlie Watts (1941), and Mike Oldfield (1953). After him are Tony Iommi (1948), Chris Slade (1946), Malcolm Young (1953), George Martin (1926), Nick Mason (1944), and Jacqueline du Pré (1945).