John Paul Jones doesn’t get the credit he deserves. His organic lines and fat tone are what tied Led Zeppelin together. Case in point, here’s a great clip of the band live on Danish TV in 1969 playing through “How Many More Times.”
Though the cameraman focuses on Plant and Page, it’s Jones and Bonham who are laying down some heavy pocket to really propel the song. Check out how Jones listens and adjusts his line after Page starts using the bow.
Now that is musicianship.