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Name: Jason Bonham  
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Date of Birth: 15th July 1966
Place of Birth: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Jason Bonham, born (July 15, 1966), British drummer and son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham.

Bonham was born in the town of Dudley, Worcestershire. He first began playing drums at the age of 4, and appeared with his father in the film The Song Remains the Same, drumming on a scaled-down kit. At 17, he joined his first band, Airrace. In 1987, Bonham joined former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page for his Outrider album and tour. The following year, Bonham appeared with other members of Led Zeppelin for a "reunion" at Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary concert in New York. John Paul Jones believes Bonham's performance was outstanding that night. His first solo album, The Disregard of Timekeeping appeared in 1989. The single "Wait for You" taken from the album, was a major success. After a lukewarm reception to his 1992 second solo album Mad Hatter, Bonham concentrated on session work and guest appearances.

In May 1990, Bonham married Jan Charteris, in Stone, Kidderminster. His wedding reception included a jam with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. Bonham drummed for Paul Rodgers on the Grammy winning Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters project. A year later with Slash and Paul Rodgers, he appeared at Woodstock II in 1994 followed by a stint with Motherload on their Peace 4 Me album. However, his down to earth nature always showed- on one occasion making an encore drumming appearance for local Led Zep tribute band Fred Zeppelin.

At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jason represented his father when Led Zeppelin was inducted during 1996. Bonham soon put together another solo project which culminated in the In The Name of the Father: The ZepSet which featured the songs of Led Zeppelin. Proceeds from the album went to charity. The album followed up with When You See the Sun. Bonham drummed for Healing Sixes in 2000 and appeared in the film Rock Star which starred Mark Wahlberg. Following an album and tour with Debbie Bonham, the younger sister of John Bonham, Bonham was invited to drum for hard rock group UFO.


  • The Disregard of Timekeeping (1989)
  • Mad Hatter (1992)
  • In The Name of My Father: The ZepSet (1997)
  • When You See the Sun (1997)


  • The Song Remains the Same (1976)
  • Rock Star (2001)

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