Ooooh, nice one. Ta!
Four days availability left. I'll probably give it a listen tomorrow.
John Henry 'Bonzo' Bonham, drummer with legendary rock outfit Led Zeppelin was born on 31 May 1948 and died, tragically, on September 25th 1980. Featuring exclusive new interview material from stars including Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and Carmine Appice, as well as the key industry figures and family and close friends - this is his story.
On September 25th 1980, John Bonham drank four quadruple vodkas for breakfast and continued drinking throughout the day. He was found dead the next morning, aged 32.
Presented by none other than 'Nirvana', 'Foo Fighters' and 'Them Crooked Vultures' star Dave Grohl, this programme takes the listener through Bonham's extraordinary life, to his legendary playing with Led Zeppelin to his tragic and untimely death. Not only does Grohl offer rock star profile, he also brings a real and deep understanding of the subject, both as a fellow drummer and a Zeppelin fan, and enormous musical credibility amongst his peers and his audience.
Beginning in Redditch, we hear of Bonham's boyhood obsession with rhythm, beating his mother's pots and pans into submission before moving into his early drumming education with bands across the West Midlands. From 1968 onwards, we piece together the moment Bonham's time as a session drummer ended with an invitation to join 'The New Yardbirds', led by Jimmy Page.
Told with wit, pace and a genuine love for the subject, this is the electrifying story of a rock'n'roll legend which will paint a picture of the greatest of rock drummers. With touching tales of his focus on family and friends alongside the infamous rock and roll excess. Set to a rich soundtrack of music the programme also shows how Led Zeppelin changed the course of rock history.
As the programme closes the listener will be left with an enduring image of a man whose destiny would be forged by his ferocious drumming style and his insatiable appetite for living life to the full.
Last edited by goodusername; 06-03-2010 at 01:54 PM. Reason: forgot to add link
Ooooh, nice one. Ta!
Mark, there are a couple of people over in GJ who know how to steal our stuff ..can't remember who, but I'm sure an "Achtung!!!" will work.
Achtung! How do I steal the Limey's stuff?
I just clicked the link, it's working for me. Opens right up in a media player. I'll probably listen to it later though, Don't have an hour right now.
Ok, so I finally found the time to listen tonight while grading. Just finished. Thanks for the link, great segment.
awesome. works for me will listen later.
I gave it a listen yesterday while doing some paperwork (vat )
I'll post stuff of interest in the future as it seems a few people can access iPlayer.
Liking it. I've never really gave zep a chance but I'm really digging the tunes.
Maybe an itunes purchase is in order...
Enjoyed it immensely.
You must be young.
Anyway, I HIGHLY encourage you to check out some Zep.
Try Physical Graffiti or Houses of the Holy (or Presence, or Zeppelin IV, or In Through The Out Door, or.....well, you catch the drift!)
As an aside, did you know (this could be a trivia question!), that the term "Heavy Metal" was coined about Led Zeppelin?
A reporter doing a review on their first album (or was it their second...?) said Jimmy Page's guitar sounded like "Heavy Metal falling from the sky."
Last edited by Coralkong; 06-04-2010 at 01:06 PM.
I don't think so,,,,,,,some Googling is in order, sir!
I can't find anything definitive on the subject.
Some references to Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Zeppelin, etc....
Some more Googling is in order!
Or: Trivia question of the day that I don't know the answer to!
Post it, jbj!
I just listened to this ...really struck home that he was 32 when he died. ..what a drummer...I was lucky enough to see him play at Knebworth (my first ever gig attended aged 14) and he was just mind blowing. The drums on "Achilles Last Stand"...bloody hell.