Led Zeppelin History – April 20

Today in 1974 Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham made a cameo appearance in the UK film Son of Dracula, along with Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Peter Frampton and Harry Nilsson. Bonham, Moon and Frampton played musicians; Bonham played drums in Count Downe’s (Nilsson) backing band. Storyline: Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician (Starr) at a monster’s convention, Count Downe (Nilsson), the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber and finds himself in conflict with Baron Frankenstein, who is vying for the same honorary title. The movie (tagline: “The First Rock-and-Roll Dracula Movie!”) was poorly received, and remains unavailable to this day on either VHS or DVD.

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