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Deborah Bonham

Deborah Bonham (b. 7 February 1962) is an English rock and blues vocalist and the sister of John Bonham, the late drummer for the band Led Zeppelin. Born in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, she lived with her father in The Old Hyde farm, Cutnall Green, Worcestershire (the location where John Bonham's fantasy sequence was filmed for The Song Remains the Same). While living there, she started playing and recording music with her nephew Jason Bonham who has played drums on her two most recent studio releases.

Life and career

Early years

When Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968, Deborah was six years old. At the age of seventeen she embarked on a career in music under the tutelage of former Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant. After circulating demos recorded at the estate of Robert Plant, she was signed by Carrere Records in 1985. In 2004, she recorded her second album on the Track label and toured in support of it. Neither of these first two albums were released in the United States. In June 2008, her third album Duchess was issued on ATCO by Rhino Records and released in the United States.

Family

Deborah Bonham's (b. 1962) older brother was Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Their brother, Mick Bonham (1951-2000), was a disc jockey, author and photographer. John Bonham's son, Jason Bonham (b. 1966), is a rock drummer who is given performance credit on The Old Hyde (2004) and Duchess (2008). Jason recently played with Led Zeppelin on their one-off reunion show in December 2007, as well as their previous reunion at the Atlantic Records' 40th anniversary show in 1988. Bonham's daughter, Zoë Bonham, is a singer-songwriter and also appears regularly at Led Zeppelin conventions and awards.

Discography

Side One

  1. "Sanctuary"
  2. "It's Only Love"
  3. "On The Air Tonight"
  4. "Who Is The Enemy"
  5. "Hungry Night"

Side Two

  1. "For You And The Moon"
  2. "Fly Away"
  3. "Lovers And Friends"
  4. "Never Looking Back"

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1985 Carrere stereo LP CAL216

  • The Old Hyde
  • "Shit Happens" (Deborah Bonham) – 4:43
  • "Stay With Me Baby" (Jerry Ragovoy / Donna Weiss) - 3:48
  • "Anything" (Deborah Bonham) - 4:10
  • "Go Now" (Deborah Bonham) - 4:25
  • "Need Your Love So Bad" (Mertis John, Jr.) - 6:01
  • "Black Coffee" (Ike Turner) - 4:22
  • "Devil's in New Orleans" (Deborah Bonham) - 3:48
  • "What We've Got" (Deborah Bonham / Peter Bullick) - 3:51
  • "Open Your Heart" (Deborah Bonham / M. Fredriksen) - 4:32
  • "No Angel" (Deborah Bonham) - 4:39
  • "Without You" (Deborah Bonham) - 3:48
  • "Religion" (Deborah Bonham) - 4:53
  • "Ten Steps Back" (Deborah Bonham / Peter Bullick / G. Morris) - 4:38
  • "The Old Hyde" (Deborah Bonham) - 5:52

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom September 14, 2004 Track (Navarre) stereo CD 99

  • Duchess
  • "Grace" - 3:56
  • "Jack Past 8" (Deborah Bonham / Peter Bullick / Gerard Louis / Ian Rowley / Jerry Shirley) - 3:03
  • "Hole in My Heart" (Deborah Bonham / Peter Bullick / Gerard Louis / Ian Rowley / Jerry Shirley / Steve Marriott) - 2:38
  • "Hold On" - 4:15
  • "Love Lies" - 3:23
  • "Pretty Thing" - 3:09
  • "Love You So" - 3:56
  • "How Do You Feel" (Deborah Bonham) - 4:41
  • "Chains" (Sutherland) - 3:12
  • "Duchess and the Shufflemeister" - 4:53
  • "Waiting So Long" - 4:14
  • "(If You) Had a Little Love" - 3:37
  • "Blue" (Deborah Bonham) - 2:15
    • All songs composed by Deborah Bonham, Peter Bullick, Gerard Louis & Ian Rowley unless otherwise noted.

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States June 24, 2008 Rhino (ATCO) stereo CD 452476

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