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My Music Years Adapting The Bonham Style

by Mark Street
(Ruther Glen Virginia)

John Bonham

John Bonham

I guess I was 20 yrs old when he died, just started playing the drums, I always wanted to play them. Knowing my parents were not rich, I never got a kit for Christmas, until I landed a good paying job and put a set on layaway at a local music store.

I rented an apartment, and the girl I was seeing had a friend, and her boyfriend was a drummer. So they shared the apartment with us and he would teach me along taking lessons.

Well I came across many musicians that we would play with day in and day out listening to zeppelin, getting cassette tapes of his style watching videos.

In my time of 33yrs of playing i finally purchased the set he played on in on song remains the same video In 1999. Jason Bonham came to my town in Petersburg va, and I waited 1 hr but finally met him - wow!! That was awesome!

We talked for awhile and he shared some moments with me, he asked me how I liked the show, I said "Jason it was a pleasure to hear you play as John is my idle", he said "Mark, he was my idle too!!" and signed my ticket stub along with a pair of drum sticks "To Mark from Jason Bonham".

To this day I still listen to Zeppelin. It's funny when i was a teenager i kinda looked like him as well.

Thanks John, and to Jason to make my music moments come true!

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Mar 04, 2012
my music years continued NEW
by: Anonymous

Dan i want to thank you for reading my article as it really influenced me throughout my music experience and was a complete pleasure to play on that kit, its funny how at certain moments of certain songs i felt as i was john in spirit and in soul while playing as he entered my body just to play again more time!!qudrum

Mar 04, 2012
John Bonham One of the Greatest NEW
by: Dan

John Bonham has been a huge influence on so many great drummers and has continued to inspire new drummers. That is pretty great that you purchased a drum set that he actually played. I know there are a good number of acoustic drum sets inspired by his kit available too.

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