Exatamente 35 anos atrás morreu aquele que, para mim, é o maior baterista da História: John Henry Bonham.
On September 24, 1980, Led Zeppelin drummer John Henry Bonham—aka “Bonzo,” aka “The Beast”—downed forty (40!) shots of vodka at the home of guitarist Jimmy Page, practiced for a few hours with his bandmates, and then, understandably, passed out.
Come the morning of September 25, 1980, Bonham was dead, having choked on his own vomit at age 32.
Bonzo, heavy metal’s most monstrously mighty Destroyer God of Percussion, was a legend in life and he’s loomed only larger over music and humanity alike throughout the 35 years since we lost him.
A seguir, alguns momentos brilhantes do primeiro e único baterista da minha banda número 1, Led Zeppelin: