September 25, 1980
"He was the innovator of a particular drum style. He had the best drum sound, and he was the fastest player. Simply stated, he was the best. Although he wasn't the easiest person to get on with, his influence was great. He'd do things with one bass pedal that other drummers couldn't do with three. He was also the most powerful drummer I'd ever seen. Led Zeppelin was actually more popular in America than they were in England, you know. You had to be a drummer to realise how good John Bonham actually was."
~ Roger Taylor, Queen