Celebrate John Bonham’s Birthday By Watching An Insane “Moby Dick” Drum Solo

first_imgWe’ll start this birthday tribute with two undeniable facts: Led Zeppelin was one of the greatest rock bands of all time. A band is really only as good as its drummer. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Led Zeppelin’s kit man John Bonham is consistently viewed as one of the greatest that ever lived. While Bonham’s life was sadly cut short at the age of 32, his musical legacy lives on through both his son, Jason Bonham, and an impressive catalog from his tenure with Zeppelin.Bonzo was a madman behind the drums, but still managed to keep things grooving like no other. Whether it was following along Jimmy Page’s behemoth solos or Robert Plant’s blues riffing on vocals, Bonham never missed a beat. His hard-hitting style has certainly earned him a place in many fan’s hearts, as the drummer would improvise for many an extended drum solo performance. Whenever that infamous opening riff of the Led Zeppelin II track “Moby Dick” was played live, fans knew to expect some pure drumming from Bonzo.On what would have been his birthday, we salute Bonham with the version of Zeppelin’s “Moby Dick” from a 1970 show in London’s Royal Albert Hall. Feast your ears on this masterpiece of percussion.[Video: Kaushal Bajracharya]Happy birthday John Bonham![Originally published in 2016]last_img

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