ON Friday, May 31 Headless Cross will be celebrating the 71st Birthday of one, John Henry Bonham, with an evening of classic Led Zeppelin music performed by band Led Hendrix.

Rocklands LIVE! is organising the event, at the Birchfield Road Club just yards from where Bonzo was born.

As well as live music, there will be merchandise and activities to raise funds for this year’s International John Bonham A Celebration event, in September, and tickets will be available to purchase.

“There’s still a lot of people in the Headless Cross area who knew local lad, John Bonham, before he became a global star with Led Zeppelin” says Neil Marsh, Rocklands LIVE! promoter.

"And we’ll be celebrating his birthday with great music and a few ales, as the man himself would likely have done.”

After rocking the audience at last year’s celebration event in the town centre, Led Hendrix, return to Redditch with an expanded set list and a new line-up.

The gig will be something of a homecoming for new bass player, Ady Hellyer, who grew up opposite the Rocklands and is a lifelong Led Zeppelin fan.

Local singer-songwriter-guitarist, Alan Sheward, will get the evening’s entertainment underway with a selection of his self-penned songs.

Advance Tickets £6 (£5 club members) are available from the Rocklands bar, Vintage Trax Records or online via WeGotTickets.com. On the door price £8 (subject to availability).

Doors open 7.30pm.