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porgie66

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    Redditch to erect a statue of John Bonham in his honour

    Haha, no offense but that's got to be a stereotype of a British citizen ....in the US, a work commute routinely can take over an hour . Hell , I'd drive 8 hours to see Bonzo's grave and this town square. I guess it's all relative.
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    Redditch to erect a statue of John Bonham in his honour

    Wow, never heard of that before! Big brother keeps getting better and better at his game.
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    I don't find that to be the case . The only similarity they share is the tempo. I think TSRTS is a perfect opener because it's got a bright major key, sunny vibe, it's not too long and the segue into Rain Song is just perfect. Achilles is minor key, more forboding and menacing, and it's long. It sets the tone of seriousness and difficult circumstances of the Presence sessions. Very different songs. I think NFBM would maybe have been a better choice to open Presence. But, who cares what I think?? ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    I totally agree. Custard Pie is a perfect opener. Night Flight would've been great too , but not better. Custard Pie is an ass kicker! Inthink side 1 of PG is perfectly arranged . Black Dog may be the most questionable choice but I wouldn't say it's weak. Rock and Roll would've been a better choice to open LZ4. I agree also about Achilles not being the best opener...I think NFBM would've been a better choice. But, none are weak....just maybe questionable. I dunno.
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    Redditch to erect a statue of John Bonham in his honour

    That is so amazing, I remember reading your accounts of the the shows you saw. Such vivid detail. This photo may be from the 25th Bday show. Can't remember if he's wearing that colored sleeveless t-shirt on that night. You were there May 31 and June 3?
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    BONHAM WOULD TURN 70 TODAY

    Well said, Bonzo definitely broke the cast. A totally unique combination of sound, feel, chops, groove, musical sensibility on the drums.
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    BONHAM WOULD TURN 70 TODAY

    Thanks, most of the time that's just his own natural gas....but caffeine is like nitrous oxide for him!
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    BONHAM WOULD TURN 70 TODAY

    Bonham's death almost felt like losing a family member , even though I was just about to turn 14. I was all stoked up about seeing them at the Chicago Stadium in Nov. It certainly had a lasting impact. Bonzo was a huge influence on my decision to become a musician. I really think he would have continued to grow and contribute so much had he lived. I think he would have played with a wide array of artists that he always wanted to play with and would have contributed so much with his unique sound and feel. I made a YouTube channel dedicated to his drumming called BONZOLOGY , and I just posted a version of Moby Dick today in honor of his birthday. Happy Birthday Bonzo, your legacy continues to grow. Thanks and highest praise. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  9. Really looking forward to being part of this event celebrating Bonzo's 70th Birthday at Metro Chicago on May 31st. There will be several guest drummers sitting in with Led Zeppelin 2 as well as a set opener by AfroZep. If you're in the Chicago-land area , drop by!
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    Who's That Bloke With Percy?

    I see, thanks.
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    Who's That Bloke With Percy?

    Is it politically correct to call an Irish man a Paddy??
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    Recordings that have "that special something" for you

    Offenburg 73 has a vibe to it, all the way through. Munich as well. I love the sound of those audience tapes even though they're not super clear. They really capture the raw electricity and the level of musical interaction was at a peak on that tour. Bonzo was just burning!
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    Led Zeppelin or Related on YouTube

    This guy is killing it, he's done a whole slew of videos playing bass along with my drum cover videos. Check it out! He's got a great feel, it's correct.
  14. Can anyone identify the date and or location of the few photos of Bonzo playing behind two bass drums? I have only seen maybe three pics , which all seem to be from the same gig /venue.
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    Bonzo 70th Birthday Bash in Chicago

    Thanks. I'm not sure yet, they haven't decided on a program. I'm happy to play anything really, except tambourine on That's the Way , or spoons on Bron Yr Aur Stomp. ๐Ÿ˜
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    Led Zeppelin or Related on YouTube

    This is one of the best Page transcriptions/memorization performances I've heard. He gets the feel and phrasing right, which is not small feat considering how the phrasing is so over the bar. Excellent!!
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    Bonzo 70th Birthday Bash in Chicago

    Thanks. Yes, I'm going to play a couple tunes.
  18. OK, this is a whole other level of whack. I'm done here. Goodnight folks.
  19. Wow!!! Damn, I kinda like the waltz idea ....๐Ÿ˜„ Groovy baybeee!!
  20. Umm, that is quite a stretch. Again, no disrespect to Elvis , he was the real deal....but white kids finally discovering black music didn't bring about the civil rights movement. It certainly helped that some young whites became more appreciative of black art as a result of Elvis' popularity, and maybe as a by product , more sensitive to racial inequality ...but the credit of breaking down segregation goes to the people who marched, who's blood, sweat and tears was spent protesting, riding the buses, being attacked by mobs , and police dogs on TV so the world could see the shameful disgrace that was segregation.
  21. Bingo! Ignoring racial inequality doesn't bring "us" together....it makes white people feel better about themselves for the huge inequalities of our checkered history. I prefer progression, not regression. I didn't see much degradation of Elvis in these posts, especially related to his using black music as inspiration. Maybe one or two comments, and they weren't that bad at all.
  22. +1 , although Pod Carrot Ribs would be possibly in place of one these on my list.
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