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Deborah Bonham and Peter Bullick - Part One - Off The Road with Dave Lawrence

artist photo courtesy bonham bullick

Find the complete series at hawaiipublicradio.org/offtheroad.

HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Deborah Bonham, the little sister of the late, great Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and guitarist Peter Bullick.

They have a new album out – Bonham Bullick.

Today we’ll listen to some of the new music, plus get into fun stories: we’ll hear how they met, connections to Bad Company and their vocalist Paul Rodgers, guitar hero Jeff Beck, and obviously, Led Zeppelin. We’ll also get some firsthand insight into how John Bonham’s drum style got to be so funky, thanks to his love for James Brown, we learn, and his parents’ music collection.

Tomorrow we’ll conclude by hearing more from the album, plus remarkable stories about Deborah, and Led Zeppelin’s, connections to fellow British rock pioneers Black Sabbath, and a truly endearing story about Deborah’s relationship — and her older brother’s relationship — with Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant. We'll also post the complete interview.

courtesy Bonham-Bullick


See a recent live version of the song used to open today's feature, their cover of the Albert King classic "Can't You See What You're Doing To Me":

See Deborah performing live with Robert Plant:

Off The Road started in April 2020 when the pandemic led to a halt in the touring entertainment industry. Connecting with artists around the world since, we’ve offered intimate conversations and many exclusive musical performances with some of the biggest names in music, spanning many genres, eras and styles. Some of the recent and highlight artists we’ve welcomed include Tower of Power's Emilio Castillo, The Doors' Robby Krieger, John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani, Smokey RobinsonKeb MoThe Moody Blues' John LodgeThe Yardbirds' Jim McCartyDon McLeanJoss StoneThird World’s Stephen “Cat” CooreDeep Purple’s Don AireyHerb AlpertLynyrd Skynyrd’s Artimus PylePat Metheny, Black Uhuru’s Derrick “Duckie Simpson”, Judy Collins, Al Di Meola, 10,000 Maniacs’ Mary RamseyAlice Cooper, Soul Asylum’s Dave PirnerGeorge Benson, Heart’s Ann and Nancy WilsonThe Doors’ John DensmoreRandy BreckerPeter Frampton and System of a Down's Serj Tankian.

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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