In Partnership With
JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II
REDDITCH, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND
21ST SEPTEMBER 2019
In 2018, after more than 5 years of campaigning, a permanent bronze memorial of world renowned drummer John Bonham of Led Zeppelin was erected in Redditch Town centre to commemorate the Redditch born musician's 70th birthday on May 31st.
The idea originated from fans in the West Midlands town who felt that John’s achievement of being lauded as one of the most outstanding and original drummers of his time, be formally recognised.
The memorial, created by acclaimed sculptor Mark Richards, was made possible from generous donations from both sides of the Atlantic with excess funds raised being donated to Teenage Cancer Trust West Midlands.
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,