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Re: The World's Most Interesting Drummer



Sums it up. 
I enjoyed it rather, and for some reason I got a good laugh out of #9...I wish 
most of today's drummers would trash their kits and go learn a trade instead. 

Mike



On Jan 7, 2014, at 11:51 AM, Frank Smith <fsmith9095@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> 
> 1) It is said that the atomic clock in Colorado gets its timing from John 
> Bonham
> 
> 2) His synchopated sonic symphony is credited with inspiring the exhaust 
> notes of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Citroen GT.
> 
> 3) 'Moby Dick' was used to dig the Chunnel. 
> 
> 4) His subtle timing and delicate wrists made 3 legendary Jazz drummers 
> envious.
> 
> 5) His right foot was used as a pile driver to drill for oil in the North 
> Atlantic. 
> 
> 6) His 30 minute drum solo once registered a 4.5 on the Richter scale during 
> a concert in Germany in March 1973.
> 
> 7) He once outplayed the entired percussion section of the London 
> Philharmonic Orchestra while simultaneously eating a sandwich in his right 
> hand.
> 
> 8) Mathematicians have studied his timing to better understand pure math.
> 
> 9) All rock drummers threw away their sticks in 1969 after hearing the first 
> Led Zeppelin album.
> 
> 10) His double bass attack was outlawed on 6 continents.
> 
> 11) God has 'Achille's Last Stand' set as the ringtone on his mobile phone.
> 
> 12) He coined the term "thrutch"
> 
> 13) His Hertfordshire steers had better rhythm than any other animals in the 
> UK 
> 
> 14) 'When the Levee Breaks' is the national anthem in the South Sudan.
> 
> 15) Recordings of his footsteps are sampled even to this day.
> 
> 16) Certain rare South American birds changed their mating calls to emulate 
> his ching ring.
> 
> 17) His great-grandchildren will be born with perfect rhythm and perfect 
> pitch.
> 
> 18) His shadow is in color and larger than Ginger Baker's
> 
> 19)  The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland will be adding two more rings 
> to emulate John's symbol.
> 
> 20) All traffic lights would turn green whenever John was driving.
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