On this date in 1948, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was born. John’s instantly recognizable playing style was characterized by his mastery of triplets, for playing microseconds behind the beat, for playing off Jimmy Page’s guitar riffs, and for complex phrasing. Check out “Kashmir,” where Bonham plays in one time signature while Page plays in another. John died in 1980, age 32.
“When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.”