Page's choices for drummer included Procol Harum's B. Wilson, and session drummers Clem Cattini and Aynsley Dunbar.
In 1972, he played on a Maurice Gibb-produced album by Jimmy Stevens called Don't Freak Me Out in the UK and Paid My Dues in the US, credited as "Gemini" (his star sign).
He drummed for his Birmingham friend, Roy Wood, on "Keep Your Hands on the Wheel", a single subsequently released on his 1979 album, On the Road Again, and on Wings' album Back to the Egg on the tracks "Rockestra Theme" and "So Glad to See You Here".
THE BACKSTORY: Bonham was found dead on the morning of September 25th, 1980, at Page's house in Windsor Berkshire, after a day of drinking and rehearsing.
THE TRUTH: According to the coroner's report, the drummer had the equivalent of 40 vodka shots in his system.
Between 19, still at school, Bonham joined the Blue Star Trio, between drumming for local bands.
In 1964, Bonham joined his first semi-professional band, Terry Webb and the Spiders, and met his future wife Pat Phillips around the same time.Appice introduced him to Ludwig drums, which he then used for the rest of his career.Bonham used the longest and heaviest sticks, which he called "trees." His hard hitting was evident on many Led Zeppelin songs, including "Immigrant Song" (Led Zeppelin III), "When the Levee Breaks" (Led Zeppelin IV / ), "Kashmir" (Physical Graffiti), "The Ocean" (Houses of the Holy), and "Achilles Last Stand" (Presence).His drum solo, first entitled "Pat's Delight," later "Moby Dick", often lasted 30 minutes. Bonham's sequence for the film The Song Remains the Same featured him in a drag race at Santa Pod Raceway to the sound of his solo, "Moby Dick".In Led Zeppelin tours after 1969, Bonham included congas, orchestral timpani and a symphonic gong.Bonham had been drinking quadruple vodkas earlier in the day and was so inebriated he failed to wake up when his body began ejecting the alcohol.