John Bonham Autograph Poster
John Bonham Autograph poster Led Zeppelin obtained August 1980 a month before his sad passing. For condition please see photo.
John Henry Bonham (31 May 1948 – 25 September 1980) was an English drummer, musician, and songwriter. Best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin. Esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and “feel” for the groove. Considered by some publications to be one of the greatest drummers in rock.
Bonham also played for Screaming Lord Sutch on Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends in 1970. He played on Lulu’s 1971 single “Everybody Clap (Lulu song),” written by Maurice Gibb and Billy Lawrie. In 1972, he played on a Maurice Gibb produced an album by Jimmy Stevens. Called Don’t Freak Me Out in the UK and Paid My Dues in the US, credited as “Gemini” (his star sign). He drummed for his Birmingham friend, Roy Wood, on his 1979 album, On the Road Again. And on Wings’ album Back to the Egg on the tracks “Rockestra Theme” and “So Glad to See You Here”.
He was also featured on Paul McCartney & Wings Beware my love demo version first recorded in 1976. It remained unreleased until 2014 with the release of the album Wings at the speed of sound boxset. Bonham was the best man of Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi at his wedding ceremony. On 10 December 2007, Led Zeppelin reunited for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at the O2 Arena in London, with Jason Bonham again taking his late father’s place on drums. Son Jason currently tours with The Led Zeppelin Experience.
Bonham collected antique sports cars and motorcycles. He bought the Plough pub in nearby Shenstone, near Kidderminster, which was converted to allow him to drive his bikes or cars right behind the bar.