There's bands and then there is Led Zeppelin. Four guys, each with unique, monster talent. It's clear that each member incorporated their own outside interests into the music. Jimmy page was known for dark, occult, interests. Robert plant, clealy interested in nature and fantasy. John Paul Jones, a musical genius, more directly injected his interest in funk, jazz, gospel and classical into the bands music. And then there's John Bonham. Bonham had a reputation for being an extremely hard hitter. He used the largest, heaviest sticks on the market and played with complete power. You can almost guess, by watching him play, what his life was like outside of Zeppelin. The band, being from England, was never appreciated in their home country like they were in the U.S.. They spent months touring and living here and it seems that big American power had a serious effect on Bonham. In the movie The Song Remains the Same, footage of him driving a T-bucket, riding his chopper, and in the end, taking a ride in his top fuel dragster, give us a glimpse of his private life. Taken from us early, I can only imagine what his garage would have looked like today.
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