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John Bonham A Celebration III May 27, 2023

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Update from JB A Celebration Facebook:

Tonight we can announce the first 4 bands confirmed for John Bonham A Celebration III: CODA - a Tribute to Led Zeppelin, Vincent Flatts Final Drive, Ceri Justice and the Jury, and Taxi for Jesus. More to be announced shortly.

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Redditch holding a party to mark Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham's 75th birthday

Ryan Smith - 12th Jan, 2023


Ros Sidaway gets ready to celebrate the 75th birthday of John Bonham. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0223010MMR copyright Bullivant Media


REDDITCH will celebrate one of its finest later this year with a special party to mark the 75th birthday of music legend John Bonham.


The biennial music event, usually held in September, has been brought forward to May 27 to toast Led Zeppelin drummer Bonham's 75th birthday.


Bonham was born on May 31, 1948, at 84 Birchfield Road in Headless Cross, the home of local midwife nurse Violet Jones which was commemorated in 2017 with a blue plaque.


The event's main live music stage will be under the canopies, just yards from the John Bonham Memorial in the Town Centre installed in May 2018 to mark his 70th birthday.


John Bonham is a Redditch legend. Picture by Bruce Alan Bennett / Shutterstock.com


The memorial was unveiled that September by his sister,  successful blues singer-songwriter, Deborah Bonham, at the launch of the inaugural John Bonham Celebration festival.


Event Director, Ros Sidaway has been a huge Bonham fan since the late 1970s.


She said: "I love Led Zeppelin because of the variety of music they released, and you could hear a progression in their music between each album, they were more than just a rock band and a lot more innovative than many others.


"We hope the people of Redditch will come together and celebrate John appropriately and this celebration is a great opportunity to show people around the world just how much he means to us.


"During our 2021 celebrations, we had visitors from America and across the world, which we'd had previously but given the Covid restrictions at the time was amazing."


The event will be in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity nominated by the Bonham family when the memorial was installed in 2018.


Ros added: "They provide support to teenagers across the West Midlands who are undergoing cancer treatment and also help them with their mental health.


"Cancer is challenging enough for adults to get their heads around let alone teenagers, so this cause is hugely important."


Tickets will go on sale at the end of February and the event line-up will begin to be released at the end of the month.


Visit www.JohnBonhamAC.com to book tickets or email ros@johnbonhammemorial.com for more information.





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It's this Saturday.

Celebrating the 75th Birthday of John Henry Bonham in Redditch town centre on Saturday 27th May 2023 with a day/evening of live blues/rock music from top artists and bands.

Led Into Zeppelin

Eric Bell Band (co-founder & original Thin Lizzy guitarist)
Vincent Flatts Final Drive

CODA- A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Taxi For Jesus

Ceri Justice Band


Ritchie Dave Porter & Debra Susan

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