Mike Portnoy, Chad Smith, Dave Ghrol and Dave Lombardo all claim he was one of their strongest influences in their style of drumming.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 as a member of Led Zeppelin. He hit the number 1 spot in the 2016 list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” by Rolling Stone.
He sadly passed away on September 25th of 1980, but his music will live on forever from both his recordings and via the many musicians that borrowed from his unique style and sounds.
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Led Zeppelin (1969)
Led Zeppelin II (1969)
Led Zeppelin III (1970)
Untitled album commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Houses of the Holy (1973)
Physical Graffiti (1975)
In Through the Out Door (1979)