Bronze Memorial to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer in his home town of Redditch, Worcestershire

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"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

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.

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JOHN BONHAM -A CELEBRATION II

Following the tremendous success of last September’s inaugural festival, we are delighted to be hosting “John Bonham A Celebration” again in 2019.  

This year, as well as continuing to celebrate the life of John “Bonzo” Bonham in his hometown of Redditch, the Festival will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin II.  The Event will be held over 2 days this year – Friday 20 th and Saturday 21 st September – with bands playing in local venues on the Friday in addition to Saturday’s Festival Marquee line-up.

 

Plus workshops, showcases, traders and more!

 

In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust West Midlands to support vital services in memory of John.

 

Numbers are strictly limited on a first come first served basis. Over 18’s only. Proof of ID may be required. Standing Only with an accessible mobility friendly viewing area in our massive festival marquee commencing at 4pm until 11pm. Further acts will be revealed via our twitter feed @JBonhamMF and facebook group page John Bonham Memorial Redditch.

 

                             Limited Earlybird Tickets £25 each (plus £1.50 booking fee)

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                            In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust West Midlands

                               to support vital services in memory of John.  

 

Numbers are strictly limited to 1200 on a first come first served basis. 

Over 18's only. Proof of ID may be required. Standing Only

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

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Festival Marquee

4.00pm - 11pm (Doors 3pm)

Licensed Bar

Merchandise

THE LINE-UP*

SO FAR.....

 

CODA -Led Zeppelin Tribute

CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION, MELVIN HANCOX BAND,

IMMIGRANT DOG,

GIN ANNIE,

CHIMP ON A BIKE

 

 

PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS!

 

*Please note the lineup is subject to change without notice.

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