John Bonham's drumming contributions to rock music are revolutionary, and his talent unmatched and irreplaceable. You can only imagine Jimmy Page's reaction to first seeing him in 1968, ending his search for a new drummer to form a new band, the New Yardbirds (later renamed Led Zeppelin.)A childhood friend of Robert Plant, they played together in the 'Band of Joy', resulting in local gigs and a few studio demos. John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have all stated many times, Led Zeppelin wouldn't have been half as good without him. Along with JPJ, they provided the solid foundation and backbone of the band, which made it all possible. Live performances truly showcased his abilities during the numerous improvised jams throughout every concert and of course his famous "Moby Dick" drum solo; reaching a half-hour in length at times! His legendary right foot (on his bass pedal) and lightning-fast triplets were his instant trademark. His tragic passing on September 25th, 1980 immortalized his legacy forever. I truly believe he was the greatest drummer in history.