Remembering John Bonham: On this day (September 25th) in 1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died at the age of 32. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and “feel” for the groove. He is considered one of the greatest rock drummers. Rolling Stone readers named him “the best drummer of all time” in 2011. In 2007, Ludwig issued a limited edition drum kit in Bonham’s memory.
Happy Birthday: Jerry Penrod (bass, Iron Butterfly), Cecil Womack, and Will Smith.