September 25, 1980: John Bonham Dies

One of rock's most gifted drummers was silenced 35 years ago today.

John Bonham's absence is undeniably felt to this day, but his influence can be found in countless drummers and bands.  In his honor, we gathered some clips of musicians remembering Bonham, as a friend, bandmate and drum hero.


BONUS TRIBUTE:  These two clips from the cult classic TV show "Freaks & Geeks," in which Nick (Jason Segel) is distraught over the death of Bonham, and then later in the same episode tries to use his grief as an excuse to get the second base with Lindsay (Linda Cardellini.)  Guess you can't blame a guy for trying!

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.