Today would have been John Bonham‘s 71st birthday (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) had he still made it out of the Led Zeppelin craziness and fame alive, and we can’t help but still be pining for a world of music that still has John Bonham still smashing the drums well into his later life.

As it wasn’t meant to be, instead we can take a trip some of the YouTube highlights that show what a force he was behind the drum kit.

Scroll down to see some of our favorites…

1“What makes John Bonham such a good drummer?”

First off, if you’ve ever asked yourself “why do people make a ‘big deal’ out of John Bonham? I mean, is he really worthy of all of that hype?” hopefully someone inside your crew slapped you with this video below explaining what made him truly unique as a musician. This wasn’t just some dude that had a natural rhythm, he was studied and ridiculously disciplined about his craft.

What Makes John Bonham Such a Good Drummer?