1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
Arguably the most influential drummer of all time, “Bonzo” is remembered for his lengthy and improvisational solos. He was the backbone of the Led Zeppelin machine, which revolutionized hard rock, beginning in the late 1960s. His reliance on “triplets” – often used in jazz compositions – within the rhythm in a harder, fast format is considered genius. Bonham’s performance on “Moby Dick” might be his lasting legacy.
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