What Made Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham So Damn Good?

What Made Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham So Damn Good?

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-05-14    4 min read

In the late 1960s, Led Zeppelin crashed into the music scene and changed the game forever. Their new take on rock and roll reshaped the genre, while making them the biggest band of all time. Every member of the band was gifted but there was something different about drummer John Bonham.

John Bonham | Photo Credit Polyphonic

The power behind Led Zeppelin came from John Bonham. Also known as Bonzo, the man was a force to be reckoned with. Behind his drum kit, Bonzo electrified every song for the band. This all started, more or less, with the song “Good Times, Bad Times,” on the band’s debut album.

Let’s dissect the work of John Bonham and Led Zeppelin.

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Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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