John Bonham Net Worth 2019
Net Worth of John Bonham: John Bonham was an English musician and composer who had a net worth of $ 10 million. John Bonham was born on May 31, 1948 in Redditch, United Kingdom. John Henry Bonham is best known as the drummer of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. In his early years as a budding musician, John Bonham became friends with a drummer who lived nearby called Garry Allcock. Allcock was a few years older than Bonham and had already played with orchestras and liked big bands and jazz. According to John’s brother, Michael, John was very inspired when he saw the 1956 biopic “The Benny Goodman Story,” starring Gene Krupa, the swing era master, playing drums. John Bonham was an avid listener of music. Among his favorite British groups were Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, The Hollies and The Graham Bond Organization. He also listened to American Jazz with drummers such as Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Max Roach and Louis Bellson. After the breakup of a band called The Yardbirds, guitarist Jimmy Page formed a new band when he recruited Robert Plant, who in turn suggested John Bonham as a member of the band. The new band met for the first time as The New Yardbirds and then became Led Zeppelin. In September 1980, the four members of Led Zeppelin had begun rehearsing in preparation for their first North American tour since 1977, which was scheduled to begin in Montreal, Canada. The rehearsals took place near Jimmy Page’s house in Windsor, where the band was staying. During the trip to the trial, Bonham reportedly asked him to stop for breakfast, where he proceeded to drink four quadruple vodkas (equivalent to sixteen shots). Then he continued to drink a lot after arriving at the rehearsal. The band stopped rehearsing late at night and everyone retreated to Page’s house, Old Mill House in Clewer, Windsor, where John Paul Jones and Benje LeFevre (the Led Zeppelin road attendant) discovered the body of Bonham on the morning of September 25, 1980. Bonham died tragically due to the aspiration of vomit during his sleep. John Bonham was only 32 years old.