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A Buddy Rich fan, Bonham would have been proud to beat BR in a popularity poll. Rock’s greatest drummer and the backbone of Led Zeppelin, he’s inspired generation after generation of players. His dynamic attack and monster sound are best heard on Zeppelin classics When The Levee Breaks and Kashmir.
“this guy defined rock music, and whilst I don’t think he is technically or musically the best drummer, he was the one that made every single teenager want to be a drummer and for that reason alone he is my Number One.” (Rob Baker, Hertford)
“he has had the greatest influence on me personally and combined immense talent, creativity, taste and, most of all, swing – the thing that sets him apart.” (Kieran Forde, Chepstow)
“He was the greatest. he changed the way drums were played. he did for drums what hendrix did for guitar.” (Ian Fereday, Surrey)
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