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John Bonham (1948–1980)

John Bonham is still regularly voted in polls as the greatest and most influential rock drummer of all time, an opinion which has also been expressed by the likes of Roger Taylor of Queen, David Grohl of Nirvana and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He started playing drums at the age of five using a makeshift kit and later progressed to ... See full bio »

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 2014 Smeris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) (post-production)
- Don't Bogart That Joint (2014) ... (writer: "D'yer Mak'er" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2014 Premiere (2014) ... (writer: "Come With Me" - uncredited)
 2006-2014 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Ian Astbury Guest Programs Rage (2014) ... (writer: "Kashmir")
- Lanie Lane Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Kashmir")
- Tame Impala Guest Program Rage (2012) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll", "Communication Breakdown")
- Zakk Wylde Guest Programs Rage (2006) ... (writer: "Kashmir", "Communication Breakdown")
 2014 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 6 (2014) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 November 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Kashmir")
 2013 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Live Results Show 2 (2013) ... (writer: "When the Levee Breaks")
- The Blind Auditions, Part 3 (2013) ... (writer: "When the Levee Breaks")
 2013 60 Minutes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- His Finest Hour/Matthew Newton/Rock God/Mountain Madness (2013) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll", "Kashmir", "Whole Lotta Love", "Moby Dick")
 2013 Tosh.0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gingers Have Souls (2013) ... (writer: "Kashmir")
 2012 The Kennedy Center Honors (TV Special) (writer: "Moby Dick", "Whole Lotta Love", "Rock and Roll")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.63 (2012) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.131 (2012) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
 2012 Revolution (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kashmir (2012) ... (writer: "Kashmir")
 2012 Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (Documentary) (writer: "Good Times Bad Times", "In My Time of Dying", "Kashmir", "Whole Lotta Love", "Rock and Roll")
 2012 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grand Final Footy Show 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Kashmir" - uncredited)
 2012 Voice - Danmarks største stemme (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anden blindtest (2012) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
 2012 Argo (writer: "When the Levee Breaks")
 2011 Formula 1: BBC Sport (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The British Grand Prix: Qualifying (2011) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
 2010/I The Fighter (writer: "Good Times Bad Times")
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Qualsevol nit pot sortir el sol (2010) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 6 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
 2009 Couples Retreat (writer: "ME LOVE")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.6 (2008) ... (writer: "Boogie with Stu")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (writer: "How Many More Times", "When the Levee Breaks", "Whole Lotta Love", "In My Time of Dying")
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (writer: "Kashmir")
 2008 Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti - A Classic Album Under Review (Video documentary) (writer: "Communication Breakdown", "Boogie with Stu", "In My Time of Dying", "Kashmir")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Communication Breakdown")
 2007 Druckfrisch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.2 (2007) ... (writer: "D'yer mak'er")
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melody (2006) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
 2004 Ocean's Twelve (writer: "Kashmir")
 2003 Sheryl Crow: C'mon America 2003 (Video documentary) (writer: "Rock and Roll")
 2003 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 12 Performance Show: The 70's (2003) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD (Video documentary) (writer: "How Many More Times", "Moby Dick", "Whole Lotta Love", "Communication Breakdown", "The Ocean", "In My Time of Dying", "Rock and Roll", "Kashmir")
 2002 Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Kashmir" (live à l'Olympia))
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "The Crunge")
 2000 Tool: Salival (Video) (writer: "No Quarter")
 1999 Jeff Buckley: Remembered (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
 1998/I Godzilla (writer: "Come With Me")
 1998 Heart By-Pass (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rock and Roll")
 1995 Love in the Ruins (Short) (writer: "Kashmir", "D'yer Mak'er", "Whole Lotta Love")
 1995 Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin (Video documentary) (writer: "Hey Hey What Can I Do", "D'yer Mak'er", "Out on the Tiles", "Good Times Bad Times")
 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (writer: "When the Levee Breaks")
 1989-1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Bride of the Monster (1993) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll" - uncredited)
- The Magic Sword (1992) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll")
- The Crawling Eye (1989) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
- Superdome (1989) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll")
 1991 Alhola (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kansainvälinen avioliitto (1991) ... (writer: "Rock and Roll", "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nancy Gets Amnesia (1987) ... (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Rock and Roll", "Whole Lotta Love")
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (writer: "Kashmir")
 1976 Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (Documentary) (writer: "Rock & Roll", "Moby Dick", "Whole Lotta Love", "Heartbreaker")
 1974 Double Header (writer: "The Lemon Song" - uncredited)
 1974 Ape Over Love (writer: "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
 1974 Butler's Night Out (Short) (writer: "Whole Lotta Love" - uncredited)
 1970 Homer (writer: "How Many More Times")
 1969 How It Is (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 March 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "Communication Breakdown")
 1964 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
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3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

John Henry Bonham | Led Zeppelin

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

People who don't take care of their drums really annoy me.

Trivia:

Rock musician, drummer for Led Zeppelin. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful and energetic drum work See more »

Nickname:

Bonzo

Star Sign:

Gemini

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