The Most Influential Drummers of All Time

The world has seen a multitude of fantastic drummers—but where did they come from? These drummers are the greatest of the great, the cream of the crop, and they sit far above the rest in the historic record of percussion. 

John Bonham

John Bonham led the band Led Zeppelin through their absolute best years. Bonham was an early adopter of polyrhythms that complicated otherwise normal songs in standard time signatures. He also popularized the rock and roll sound on songs like Good Times Bad Times due to their sloppy nature and "poor" recording quality. 


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The More You Know

  • Barry Manilow didn't write his hit song "I Write the Songs."
  • The Doors were the first to advertise a new album on a billboard.
  • Led Zeppelin came up with the title “Black Dog” after a gigantic, black labrador walked into their studio.
  • Elvis recorded over 600 songs and he didn’t a single one of them.
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