Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham will be immortalized in bronze in his home town of Redditch, England. The Redditch and Alcester Advertiser reports that local councillors have given the go-ahead for a large bronze memorial in the Redditch town centre. Most of the funds have come from a large private donation, and the bronze memorial is planned to be 1.8 metres high and 4.9 metres wide (that’s 5.9 x 16 feet).
Weighing over 2,500kg (over 5,500lbs), the statue will show Bonham in action sitting behind his iconic drum kit, and is designed to be viewed from all angles. The memorial is planned to be unveiled before May 31st 2018, when Bonham would have celebrated his 70th birthday.