John Bonham Interview - 1980 - Rare





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Published on Sep 23, 2006

This is believed to be the last televised interview with John "Bonzo" Bonham (drummer - Led Zeppelin) who sadly died on 25/09/80.
Oddly, the interview was conducted by Billy Connolly. It's rather short - Bonzo didn't like interviews much!

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Pete Martin
By the time of this interview, John Bonham was sick of the road and being away from his family. That is perhaps the saddest part of Bonham's death since the guy drank himself to death because he was homesick. He deserved better.
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Andy Northall
Let's set the record straight here... according to 'Billy', Pamela Stephenson's book about her husband, Billy and John WERE friends. Bonham didn't like giving interviews, but he agreed to do this one. So Billy said to him 'let's do a non-interview. I'll ask you non- (i.e. boring) questions, and you give me non-answers'. So they cooked the whole thing up beforehand. Hence the reason for the very short, boring interview. IT WAS A JOKE!!
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he didn't consider himself as the best rock drummer at the time that interview was made but even to this date he is considered the best rock drummer of all time....
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Deke DaSilva
If Led Zeppelin had continued and Bonzo hadn't died, then it's very likely Jimmy Page might have done because of his addictions and maybe Bonzo would have played on Plant's solo albums.
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Gir Zim
aw hes so modest
Ashley Burns
Crazy how all the Zeppelin guys were chilled out and polite on TV and then on the Sunset Strip they turned into Vikings molesting teenage girls with sharks lol
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What happened to the rest of the clip?
Madam Blue
Oh, so excited to see this few moments of John.  I was amazingly able to see Zeppelin from the second row on their l977 tour.  The whole show was just mesmerizing, and seeing John play "Moby Dick" was most definitely one of the greatest highlights of the show.  Will never forget it!
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Chris Phillips
John Bonham,what an absolute legend ,brilliant
Rest in Peace Bonzo.
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