Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Revealed A Never-Told-Before Story About John Bonham’ Death

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Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page posted a rare photo on his official Instagram page and revealed a story never before told to add another part to his “On This Day” archive.

In that story, Jimmy recalled the moment he played with John Bonham in a studio at the Montreux Casino.

Here is what Jimmy wrote:

“On this day in 1976, I was in the studios in Montreux Casino with John Bonham and engineer John Timperley to record Bonzo’s Montreux 🥁🌪💥

I had recently acquired an innovative piece of equipment, the Eventide Clock Works Harmonizer and I discovered one setting where you could arrive at a steel drum sound. I wanted to employ this colour, if possible, in the palette of John Bonham’s drum orchestra project. ⁣

He really liked it and it’s quite heavily featured in the construction of the piece. ⁣

When it came to be mixed, I used the keyboard with the Harmonizer to construct the final gliss-phrases. The percussion employed on this track with John Bonham’s kit were overdubbed bass drums, snare drums, tom toms, timpani, timbale, congas, backwards echo and Harmonizer. I am sure John’s inspiration came from the Brazilian Samba schools.⁣

Also on this day in 2007, Led Zeppelin announced that they were to play the O2.⁣”

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On this day in 1976, I was in the studios in Montreux Casino with John Bonham and engineer John Timperley to record Bonzo's Montreux 🥁🌪💥 ⁣ I had recently acquired an innovative piece of equipment, the Eventide Clock Works Harmonizer and I discovered one setting where you could arrive at a steel drum sound. I wanted to employ this colour, if possible, in the palette of John Bonham's drum orchestra project. ⁣ ⁣ He really liked it and it's quite heavily featured in the construction of the piece. ⁣ ⁣ When it came to be mixed, I used the keyboard with the Harmonizer to construct the final gliss-phrases. The percussion employed on this track with John Bonham's kit were overdubbed bass drums, snare drums, tom toms, timpani, timbale, congas, backwards echo and Harmonizer. I am sure John's inspiration came from the Brazilian Samba schools.⁣ ⁣ Also on this day in 2007, Led Zeppelin announced that they were to play the O2.⁣ ⁣ Photo ©️ 1973 Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images

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