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Happy birthday, John Bonham

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John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

Happy birthday, John Bonham...
Born John Henry Bonham on 31 May 1948 in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom (died: 25 September 1980), John Bonham aka 'Bonzo' was a musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin (classic line-up: Robert Plant (lead vocalist), Jimmy Page (guitar), John Paul Jones (bass, keyboard), John Bonham (drums)).
Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast right foot, distinctive sound, and "feel" for the groove.
He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music.
Rolling Stone readers named him the "best drummer of all time" in 2011.
While Bonham is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential rock drummers by other musicians and commentators in the industry, he continues to receive the greatest acclaim from fans, and several opinion polls and critic lists continue to list him in first place before any other drummer in rock history.
In 2007, Stylus magazine rated Bonham number 1 on its list of the 50 greatest rock drummers, as did the online music magazine Gigwise.com in 2008, and a Rolling Stone reader's poll where he "led the list by a significant margin" in 2011.
Bonham was ranked at no. 1 on Classic Rock's 2005 list of "50 Greatest Drummers in Rock", and Modern Drummer magazine describes him as "the greatest rock 'n' roll drummer in history."
In September 2008, Bonham topped the Blabbermouth.net's list of "Rockers fans want brought back to life", ahead of Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury.
Rhythm magazine voted him the greatest drummer ever, topping their reader's poll to determine the "50 greatest drummers of all time" for its October 2009 issue.
At the end of the BBC Two series I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band! on 5 June 2010, John Bonham was named the best drummer of all time.
John Bonham has been described by Allmusic as one of the most important, well-known and influential drummers in rock.
Adam Budofsky, managing editor of Modern Drummer magazine, writes "If the king of rock 'n' roll was Elvis Presley, then the king of rock drumming was certainly John Bonham."
Many rock drummers were influenced by John Bonham's work with Led Zeppelin. A few of them include Alex Van Halen (Van Halen), Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne), Tony Thompson (Chic), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Chris Rivers (Heaven's Basement), Peter Criss (Kiss), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantômas) and Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Black Sabbath).
Rock in peace John Bonham!

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin - Crédits: Redferns

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin - Crédits: Redferns

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, John Bonham ...
Né John Henry Bonham, le 31 mai 1948 à Redditch, Worcestershire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni (décédé le 25 Septembre 1980), John Bonham alias "Bonzo" était un musicien et compositeur, plus connu en tant que batteur de Led Zeppelin (classic line-up: Robert Plant (chanteur), Jimmy Page (guitariste), John Paul Jones (bassiste, clavier), John Bonham (batteur)).
Bonham est reconnu pour sa vitesse, sa puissance, la rapidité de son pied droit, son jeu particulier, et son sens du groove.
Il est considéré comme l'un des plus grands batteurs de l'histoire de la musique rock.
Les lecteurs du magazine Rolling Stone l'ont élu le meilleur batteur de tous les temps en 2011.
Alors que Bonham est largement considéré comme l'un des plus grands et des plus influents batteurs de rock par d'autres musiciens et commentateurs de l'industrie, il continue de recevoir le plus grand succès auprès des fans, et plusieurs sondages d'opinions et des listes de critique continuent à lui attribuer la première place avant tout autre batteur dans l'histoire du rock.
En 2007, le magazine Stylus plaça Bonham numéro 1 sur sa liste des 50 plus grands batteurs de rock, comme l'a fait le magazine de musique en ligne Gigwise.com en 2008, et le sondage de lecteurs de Rolling Stone où il "mène la liste par une avance importante " en 2011.
Bonham a été classé  n°1 sur la liste de Classic Rock 2005 " 50 plus grands batteurs de Rock", et le magazine Modern Drummer le décrit comme «le plus grand batteur de rock ' n' roll dans l'histoire. "
En Septembre 2008, Bonham est premier de la liste du Blabbermouth.net de "Rockers que les fans veulent ramener à la vie", devant Elvis Presley et Freddie Mercury.
Le magazine Rythm l'a voté le plus grand batteur de tout les temps, dépassant le scrutin de leurs lecteurs pour déterminer les "50 plus grands batteurs de tous les temps" pour son numéro d'Octobre 2009.
A la fin de la série de la BBC Two I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band! le 5 Juin 2010, John Bonham a été nommé le meilleur batteur de tous les temps.
John Bonham a été décrit par Allmusic comme l'un des batteurs les plus importants, les plus connus et les plus influents du rock.
Adam Budofsky, rédacteur en chef du magazine Modern Drummer, écrit: «"Si le roi du rock 'n' roll était Elvis Presley, le roi de la batterie était certainement John Bonham."
Beaucoup de batteurs de rock ont été influencés par le travail de John Bonham avec Led Zeppelin dont Alex Van Halen (Van Halen), Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep, Ozzy Osbourne), Tony Thompson (Chic), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Chris Rivers (Heaven's Basement) Peter Criss (Kiss), le Tchad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantômas) et Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Black Sabbath).
Joue en paix, John Bonham !]

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, in car

John Bonham, in car

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin and 23 bucket

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin and 23 bucket

John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin - credit: Getty images

John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin - credit: Getty images

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin - credit: CTS

John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin - credit: CTS

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin - Time & Life Pictures, credit: Getty images

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin - Time & Life Pictures, credit: Getty images

John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin

John Bonham, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin

led-zeppelin The late, great John “Bonzo” Bonham, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones

led-zeppelin The late, great John “Bonzo” Bonham, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin (1970)- credit: TERRY Coulton TAPD PHOTO

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin (1970)- credit: TERRY Coulton TAPD PHOTO

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin (1969)

John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin (1969)

Giving it some stick: John Bonham at A&M studio, Los Angeles, April, 1969.

Giving it some stick: John Bonham at A&M studio, Los Angeles, April, 1969.

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