John Bonham was born on May 31st, 1948 in
John Bonham was a huge influence on the rock scene (even to this day) due to his soloing, and incredible skill on the drum set. Definitely a very skilled drummer, he was known as the king of the triplet, as he was able to play triplets with this bass drum and sticks with ease. His solos were also very impressive, sometimes running for over a half hour, like his famous Moby Dick Solo. Bonham played for other artists such as Paul McCartney while in Led Zeppelin, so he was not only a heavy rock drummer. He played on a Ludwig drum set that helped make the name Ludwig so popular. He played on a set up that soon became a standard for most rock drummers, including a big bass drum and floor toms. Bonham’s cymbal choice was with Paiste.
John Bonham was definitely one of the most influential rock drummers of all time. Take a few moments to reflect on the skill and creativity of John Bonham by looking at some of his drum solo work below. He will definitely be missed. You can also view some of these timeless drum videos by John Bonham.