Bronze Memorial to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer in his home town of Redditch, Worcestershire
"John played the drums like someone who didn't know what was going to happen next - like he was teetering on the edge of a cliff. No one has come close to that since, and I don't think anybody ever will. I think he will forever be the greatest drummer of all time." Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
UPDATE JUNE 2017
JOHN BONHAM HONOURED WITH A BLUE PLAQUE AT HIS BIRTHPLACE
The heritage plaque was unveiled at 84 Birchfield Rd, Headless Cross, Redditch,
Worcestershire, England B97 4LH by Deborah Bonham (John's sister) &
Bev Bevan (Drummer, The Move & ELO) for BBC Hereford & Worcester Radio
on Thursday 15th June to mark BBC Music Day 2017.
UPDATE 31ST MAY 2018
We, the John Bonham Memorial Friends, are overjoyed to announce that the long awaited memorial to John Henry Bonham was installed in the early hours of this morning to mark his 70th Birthday. it can be seen on Mercian Square, Alcester Street, in the heart of Redditch town centre, with the market area.
A HUGE thank -you to everyone involved in the campaign for the past 5 years. To Deborah Bonham and the Bonham family, Sculptor Mark Richards, advisor Roy Williams, Darren Paine, Redditch Borough Council, and a special mention to the company that turned the dream into a reality in bronze, Morris Singer Foundry. They worked day and night in the week leading up to 30th May to get the Memorial finish and installed in time for John's birthday.
And to Sam and Clem Dallaway whose idea it was initially,
Last but by no means least, to everyone who donated their time, efforts and money to enable this to happen.
THANK YOU ALL, ROS XX
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS, SEE "JOHN BONHAM MEMORIAL" PAGE
Welcome to Redditch , Worcestershire, UK - Birthplace of John "Bonzo" Bonham, home to the John Bonham Memorial, and location of the annual John Bonham A Celebration Festival.
This site is managed by John Bonham Memorial Friends, a local voluntary group, set up originally to campaign and fundraise for a permanent memorial to John here in his hometown. With that milestone achieved in 2018, we now focus on organising an annual music festival in September to celebrate John's life and help raise vital funds for Teenage Cancer Trust in his memory.