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  1. Hi All, I have been searching for years to find a picture of John Bonham's 1977 drum kit (Ludwig Stainless Steel) taken from behind the kit, maybe if one were standing near the gong and taking the picture toward the audience. There is a very similar picture in the Good Times Bad Times Zeppelin book of a shot like this, but of his Amber Vistilite Kit. I will try and find the image and post. The closest I found have found is the image below, however I am looking for one without John, and possibly a higher res? Thanks all! Mike
  2. Nice interview with Bonzo from July 27 1974 issue of 'Sounds' , a UK music paper. Sorry if this has already been posted but I thought it would be appreciated here.
  3. Beautiful number, with a whole pallete of different renditions. One of my favourite ones is the first rough version on the LZIII deluxe version. It's just so damn raw. Who cares if it's sloppy, or an alternative take? My "hands down favourite version" is the BBC version from April 1971. It is tight (Bonzo and Jonesy in top form), Jimmy is not too flashy, but rather more presice and soulful in his playing, and last but not the least... Percy's on fire!!! Nuff said, I'd like to hear what y'all think?!
  4. Had John Bonham still been with us today, it goes without saying that he would be, by now, an elder statesman of rock in the same way that Jimmy, Robert and John Paul Jones are recognized to be by legions of fans today. I imagine he would be retired from the music business and would be a sober and loving proud father and grandfather. He wouldn't have been flashy and capitalizing on his fame but would appreciate the genuine recognition for all that he'd accomplished. I like to think he would be on his farm with Pat and family and perhaps, occasionally, sit in with bands to smash the skins for the fun of it. Bonzo would also be taking an active interest in Jason's drumming, shepherding him along in drumming technique and in life. Perhaps, in a perfect scenario, he would have done an experimental solo percussion-only album or two with Jimmy producing. I also picture him sitting in with bands like Tool and other local bands that he respected. Its nice to think that Bonzo would also would have sat in with aspiring drummers and given clinics at drum industry conventions. If he were still with us today, he would cruise around town on his motorcycles and cars from his collection-occasionally showing off his latest acquisitions; a black Citroen GT and a Bugatti Veyron. For one reason or another, Led Zeppelin would have disbanded in the mid-80's after the music business and fans no longer supported the world in which Zep existed. Jimmy and company wouldn't want to have cheapened all they had built in the previous years and they would have quietly put the band to rest once it became obvious to all of them that they had outgrown their time. The MTV generation would have put the band on a shelf while they danced to Michael Jackson. John Bonham in particular wouldn't have wanted to continue to seem to be a caricature of his old self and would have voted to disband Led Zeppelin. Perhaps there would have been the occasional get-together when the time and situation felt right. Live Aid and the Atlantic 40th show certainly would have been much better with John there behind the kit, of course. So, it all came full circle in December 2007 when his son sat in for him. John would have been proud. He was a man of his time. And as such, I often wonder how he would have adapted and grown to fit into the twenty first century with plastic drums, drum machines, YouTube and auto tune. My gut tells me he would have adapted just fine while staying true to his organic drumming technique,lifestyle and principles. He is missed by legions of fans, friends and family each day.
  5. Hello everybody, I've got a couple questions here, hoping someone has got the answers. I've been on http://ledzeppelin-database.com/geekbaseweb/forumpage.aspx just going through 1972 looking at the pictures and I found a few nice ones that are from London, December 22/23 1972. Here's the link to the page with all of the pictures http://ledzeppelin-database.com/geekbaseweb/photopage.aspx?showid=372 The two photos of Bonzo from behind the kit are really nice pictures if they could be in a higher res. Anybody have an idea if there is a higher resolution of those photos anywhere?? Any info would be very helpful, thanks!!
  6. Hey, I've been looking around on YouTube and elsewhere about the way Bonham played this beat. Everyone I've seen play this beat plays it with on hand on the high hat and plays the groove that way. But the way I hear it he plays with two hands on the high hat, going R-L-R-L-R-R-L-R-L-R-L-R. I have been playing it this way for a long time and it sound great and it also sound just like he plays it. I should have a video on YouTube soon with me playing it. But what do you think?
  7. ( Posting this for a friend) I skimmed through an copy of 'Traps' magazine that features John Henry Bonham. http://www.entermusicstore.biz/traps-fall-2007.html In the article,the author mentions Bonzo owning a Lamborghini-twice,actually. Once he mentions that Jimmy has called John's home and is told that he's not yet returned from the tour to Jimmy's surprise. But just at that moment,the rumble of John approaching in his new Lamborghnin can be heard in the distance. This is the first I've heard anything about John owning a Lambo. I wonder what it looked like..what year and model.. Anybody have any infomation on this? Thanks Sue