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You will never meet a nicer, more down to earth guy than John Bonham

by Bill Nesmith
(summerland key,fl.)

John Bonham

John Bonham

By chance, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with John. It had to have been in the late spring of 1975 at Harts' field atlanta, Ga.

He told me he had been down in Macon talking to Phil Walden and the guys at Capricorn records about a possible joint tour with the Allman Brothers.

We went to a bar there at the airport and talked so long I had to cancell my connecting flight. He had some time to kill I couldn't believe how well we hit it off.

We talked for hours he told me that Zeppelin had half of Led Zeppelin 2 already recorded before they even released Led Zeppelin 1. He also told me that Zeppelin wanted to play at Woodstock in a big way.

But they got Ten Years After instead.I mean no disrespect to Alvin Lee but I would've loved to have seen Zeppelin there.

Anyway, back to Atlanta. John said we're playing at the Forum tonight.Zeppelin in L.A. he tried very hard to get me to go with him. And God, I was tempted but the group I was playing with had bookings up in Ohio.

As much as I would've loved to have gone with him, I could'nt do that to my bandmates. I cant convey to you just how refreshing it was to encounter such a mega-star and finding that he could'nt possibly have been a nicer, more down to Earth guy.

Not even a hint of a star trip. Bottom line. You will never meet a nicer, more down to Earth guy than John Bonham was.

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Oct 16, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Some people are very nice who work in top essay services department any any kind of other and we don't have other like them but death is must and everybody have to die to one day when their time over.

Oct 20, 2010
John Bonham
by: Paul L

Often you hear people attempting to compare drummers or find this nonsensical ranking system that would liken the taste of a fruit to that of a vegetable. The value of John Bonham's contribution to drumming should simply be appreciated for who and what he was. Having never met him, like most of us, my thoughts come from what his playing sounded like to me.
I heard a simple and humble guy, who like most drummers, was filled with creativity and the desire to be heard, but comfortable behind the drumset as not to attract too much attention. Obviously an architectual nature was an inherent trait, most noticeable in his ability to arrange and construct long drum solos which were a life's work in progress. But most admirable to me, was his respect and appreciation for the lineage of percussion in music. The influence of folk, soul, and jazz percussion are evident in his style of play, which he tastefully welded with his own visions.
When you realize the natural ability he developed in his short span of playing (maybe 22 years?) you can begin to appreciate how much focus and creativity he possessed. He was obviously an artist in the true sense of the word, and no one piece of art can be compared to another.

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