How John Paul Jones Sized Up John Bonham at Led Zeppelin’s Initial Assembly

Robert Plant fulfilled John Bonham prior to Led Zeppelin took flight. In reality, Plant and Bonham had performed in a several bands collectively (such as Band of Joy) circa ’67. Plant when told a hilarious tale of the two meeting immediately after a general performance Plant and his band gave in England’s Black Country.

“There was a dude with pretty an arrogant air to himself watching me,” Plant recalled in a 2010 BBC 6 documentary. “He came up to me just after the demonstrate and he mentioned, ‘You’re very great. But you’d be a great deal far better if you had a drummer like me.’”

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