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John Bonham

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Drumming was the only thing I was ever good at.

— John Bonham

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There were times when I blundered and got the dreaded look from the lads. But that was a good sign. It showed I'd attempted something I'd not tried before.

— John Bonham

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My nerves before a gig got worse; I had terrible bad nerves all the time. Once we started... I was fine.

— John Bonham

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Sometimes you'd come up against a brick wall... or sometimes you go into a fill and you'd know halfway through it was going to be disastrous.

— John Bonham

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I dare not drink before a gig because I'll get tired and blow it. So I have to sit drinking tea in a caravan.

— John Bonham

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I hate it when people slag us off. We had done three tours during 1970 and we finished off feeling we had just about had enough. We had done so much in that short space of time, we were drained.

— John Bonham

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If we'd have said we were not upset, they would have thought we were so rich it meant nothing to us, and if we say we're upset about it, they'll say money is all we care about.

— John Bonham

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We once did six tours of America in 15 months.

— John Bonham

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With Zeppelin, I tried to play something different every night in my solos. I'd play for 20 minutes but the longest ever was 30 minutes. It's a long time, but whenI was playing it seemed to fly by.

— John Bonham

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I remember in the early days when we played six nights a week for a month and I was doing my long drum solo every night. My hands were covered in blisters.

— John Bonham

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She was one of the lead vocalists for The Zimmers a 40-member band set up as a result of a BBC documentary on the treatment of the elderly. Weeks later at the coroner's inquest it emerged that in the twenty-four hours before he died John Bonham had consumed forty shots of vodka which resulted in him vomiting and subsequently inhaling his vomit causing asphyxiation. Similarly Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers has remarked:

To me hands down John Bonham was the best rock drummer ever.

He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music. Over 30 years after his death Bonham continues to garner awards and praise including a Rolling Stone readers' pick in 2011 placing him in first place of the magazine's "best drummers of all time". John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English musician and songwriter best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin.

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