John Bonham: A Thunder of Drums

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Music - 176 pages

John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham was the godfather of hard rock drumming - and he remains an idol to legions of Led Zeppelin and heavy metal fans worldwide. Although Bonham had to be courted away from more lucrative offers, he joined the newly formed band in 1968, helping guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant create such famous songs as "Stairway to Heaven" and "Kashmir" until his sudden death in 1980 at the age of 32. His unmistakable drum patterns are among the most emulated and sampled by today's rock drummers. This book is the first biography focusing on Bonham, providing a detailed track-by-track analysis of his greatest recordings, 45 color photos, and the most detailed and accurate inventory ever of Bonham's drum kits and percussion equipment.

 

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Contents

YOUR TIME IS GONNA COME
12
BONZOS TABLEAUX
32
THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
62
GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES
86
OUT ON THE TILES
106
ROCK AND ROLL
124
HATS OFF TO BONZO
140
INDEX
172
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