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John Bonham

Drummer John Bonham

Profession: Drummer


Biography: The drummer of Led Zeppelin, one of the most successful and influential rock groups in music history. Bonham's distinctive sound, power, speed and feel for the groove helped establish him as one of the greatest drummers of all time.

Born: May 31, 1948
Birthplace: Redditch, England

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: September 25, 1980 (aged 32)
Cause of Death: Asphyxiation after heavy alcohol intake

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