John Bonham *V 31 1948 / The Life You Give

Drummer John Bonham, often referred to by his nickname "Bonzo," was one of the most important and influential drummers of the 1960s and '70s -- as a member of Led Zeppelin, he was also a bona fide superstar for the last decade of his life and, along with Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Charlie Watts… Continue reading John Bonham *V 31 1948 / The Life You Give

Neil Peart *IX 12 1952 — The Life You Give

Ask just about any rock drummer who their influences are and chances are Rush's Neil Peart will be high on the list. With his technically demanding, precise, and deeply complex rhythmic style, few rock drummers scaled the heights that Peart did both on record and on-stage as part of the renowned Canadian prog rock trio… Continue reading Neil Peart *IX 12 1952 — The Life You Give

Remembering John Bonham

Before this day ends, on which I have been celebrating the birthday and life of the great mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett (1931-2020), allow me to mention the exceptional drummer, John Henry Bonham This English rock drummer for Led Zeppelin, was born in Redditch, England, and continues to be valued as one of the most influential drummmers… Continue reading Remembering John Bonham