It's been a whopping 32 long years since tour manager Benji Lefebvre and John Paul Jones went to wake up John Henry Bonham in Jimmy Page's house and found him dead. 32 years. Damn. And it's my viewpoint that with Bonzo's death, all good things began to vanish.
I wonder what kind of old guy he would've been. We've recently seen the other three at the press release for "Celebration Day", the vid of the 2007 reunion concert where Jason Bonham played in his Dad's stead:
Unfortunately, we can't know what Bonzo's thinking but I'm pretty sure he's proud of his son. And that his music lives on, so long past his short life. Indeed, he's now been dead as long as he lived. But watching him in the concert film "The Song Remains The Same", his fantasy sequence was about his farm, family, pub and vehicles. While the other three played dreamy bits of mythical characters and archtypes, John Bonham's fantasy was to be home.
They don't make 'em like him anymore. Unforgettable.
Cheers, and thanks for all the joy, Bonzo.