BONZO

He was considered by many to be the best drummer of rock and despite all the Led Zeppelin work I have done, this is the first time that I have painted his likeness.

John Bonham (1948-1980) was the drummer for Led Zeppelin from 1968 until his death in September of 1980 where he passed away at the age of 32. He was known for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming and distinctive sound and without him, Led Zeppelin could not continue.

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“We wish it to be known that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were.”  signed Led Zeppelin.

 

 

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