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At midnight last Wendesday night, Thursday morning (in the first minute of the day that was John Bonham‘s 70th birthday), a man hailed as the best rock drummer in history was paid a tribute in the form of a statue placed in a central spot of his home town – Redditch, Worcestershire, England.

John Bonham's statue Redditch

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The bronze sculpture was created by Mark Richards. It is set on a plinth inspired by the sleeve illustration to the “Houses of the Holy” album as well as Bonham’s live pictures. It even captures a blurred stick movement in the air and hair swirling in drumming madness…

The sculpture is the result of years of fund raising, which was the work of a small group of dedicated fans in Redditch, and the support of John Bonham’s family. No official unveiling ceremony took place.

The inscription reads:

The most outstanding and original drummer of his time. John Bonham’s popularity and influence continue to resonate within the world of music and beyond.”

John Bonham's statue unveiled in Redditch

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Sources: bbc.com, Redditch Advertiser, Redditch Standard

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