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John Bonham: The World's Most Interesting Drummer

Core fan Frank Smith came up with twenty reasons why John Bonham is the world's most interesting drummer, so without adieu...

1) It is said that the atomic clock in Colorado gets its timing from John Bonham.

2) His synchopated sonic symphony is credited with inspiring the exhaust notes of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Citroen GT.

3) Moby Dick was used to dig the Chunnel.

4) His subtle timing and delicate wrists made three legendary Jazz drummers envious.

5) His right foot was used as a pile driver to drill for oil in the North Atlantic.

6) His 30 minute drum solo once registered a 4.5 on the Richter scale during a concert in Germany in March 1973.

7) He once outplayed the entire percussion section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra while simultaneously eating a sandwich in his right hand.

8) Mathematicians have studied his timing to better understand pure math.

9) All rock drummers threw away their sticks in 1969 after hearing the first Led Zeppelin album.

10) His double bass attack was outlawed on six continents.

11) God has Achilles Last Stand set as the ringtone on his mobile phone.

12) He coined the term "thrutch".

13) His Hertfordshire steers had better rhythm than any other animals in the UK.

14) When the Levee Breaks is the national anthem in the South Sudan.

15) Recordings of his footsteps are sampled even to this day.

16) Certain rare South American birds changed their mating calls to emulate his ching ring.

17) His great-grandchildren will be born with perfect rhythm and perfect pitch.

18) His shadow is in color and larger than Ginger Baker's.

19) The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland will be adding two more rings to emulate John's symbol.

20) All traffic lights would turn green whenever John was driving.

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November 21, 1968 - Robert becomes a father to a baby girl named Carmen Jane.
November 09, 1968 - Robert marries Maureen in London. Their reception is a performance at the Roundhouse in London
November xx, 1969 - Tempers flare over Atlantic in the UK wanting to release singles
November xx, 1969 - Recording for Led Zeppelin III begins at Olympic Studios in London
November xx, 1970 - Plans are in motion for a Yardbirds reunion
November 08, 1971 - Finally after much anticipation, Untitled is released
November xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy is mixed and completed
November 10, 1972 - Led Zeppelin sell out 120,000 tickets in one day
November xx, 1973 - Initial recordings for Physical Graffiti commences at Headley Grange
November 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finalize the purchase of Headley Grange to be their new corporate headquarters
November xx, 1974 - The band makes plans and rehearses for the tenth North American tour
November xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin records Presence in a mere 18 days
November xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin book into Ezyhire Studios to rehearse new material for an upcoming tour
November 04, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same movie premieres in Europe
November xx, 1977 - Jimmy dispells rumors of Led Zeppelin’s break up
November 06, 1978 - Led Zeppelin purchase and ship new gear to Polar Studios to begin work on a new album
November 10, 1979 - Led Zeppelin and their entire entourage attend an ABBA concert
November 07, 1980 - The band meets with Peter Grant to announce the retirement of Led Zeppelin
November 29, 1999 - The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US.
November 01, 2007 - An announcement was made that Jimmy Page had fractured his finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden and the reunion show would be postponed to December 10, 2007.
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