Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy birthday, Gene Krupa, an inspiration on John Bonham's drumming

On this day in 1909, the legend in jazz drumming Gene Krupa was born.

Krupa served as a great inspiration to John Bonham. Here's journalist Chris Welch recalling what Bonham said backstage to his fellow members of Led Zeppelin when they first played Carnegie Hall in New York in 1969:
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Photographer Larry Ratner also remembers hearing firsthand from Bonham about the respect he had for Gene Krupa:
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