Keith Moon

Musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor Keith Moon

Keith John Moon was an English musician, best known for being the drummer of the English rock group The Who. He gained acclaim for his exuberant and innovative drumming style, and notoriety for his eccentric and often self-destructive behaviour, earning him the nickname "Moon the Loon". Moon joined The Who in 1964. He played on all albums and singles from their debut, 1964's "Zoot Suit", to 1978's Who Are You, which was released three weeks before his death.
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Middlesex
Death Place
Westminster

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Video: 'Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster' - USA Today
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These days he is a fan of action/shooters and lives out his Keith Moon fantasies playing a mean drum kit on music games. More about Mike. Brett Molina has been writing about video games for USA TODAY since 2005. He is well-versed in Madden NFL,
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Nintendo to launch 'Legend of Zelda' bundle with gold remote - USA Today
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These days he is a fan of action/shooters and lives out his Keith Moon fantasies playing a mean drum kit on music games. More about Mike. Brett Molina has been writing about video games for USA TODAY since 2005. He is well-versed in Madden NFL,
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Keith Moon Film Role Sought By Actor Jeremy Piven - Ultimate Classic Rock
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'Entourage' star Jeremy Piven has revealed that he would love to portray former Who drummer Keith Moon in a movie someday. Clearly Moon, who would have been 65 years old yesterday, has a legacy that still looms large 33 years after his death
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August 23 Famous Birthdays: Queen Noor, Ray Park, Keith Moon (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post
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In a world with nearly 7 billion people, chances are someone famous is celebrating their birthday today. And indeed: Queen Noor, Ray Park, and more will all be blowing out candles today. Will it be your favorite TV personality?
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This Day in Music: August 19th - Gibson
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Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Graham Nash, Marianne Faithfull and Walker Brother Gary Leeds all sang backing vocals on the track. 1969, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Jefferson Airplane all appeared on the ABC
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Jeremy Piven: I Disappoint My Fans When They Learn I'm Not Ari Gold - Fox News
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“But it was this very real relationship. I was honored just to be around them.” But there is one dream role Piven has planted in the back of his mind. “Remember the drummer from The Who, Keith Moon? I'd love to play the Keith Moon story,” he added
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Red Sox offense roars back to life - Boston Herald
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There's a reason Led Zeppelin never tried to stick Keith Moon next to John Bonham. At some point, it's just not necessary. As if to hammer home the point, right fielder Josh Reddick had another hit and RBI while ripping an out to deep center
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This Week in Rock History: Bob Dylan Goes Electric - RollingStone.com
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Entwistle was one of the first musicians to utilize Marshall stacks, the now-frequent mass arrangement of amplifiers; he began using them to hear over Keith Moon's cavernous drumming and, in turn, guitarist Pete Townshend adopted the stacks to be heard
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Amy Winehouse, 1983–2011: rare intuition and tragic lost potential - The Caledonian Mercury
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(For the record, John Bonham and Keith Moon died at 32, Marc Bolan at 30, Tim Buckley 28, Gram Parsons 26, Sid Vicious 21.) This is a story about untapped potential and bad company. There is only so much to be said about the 27-year-old from north
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This Day in Music, July 23: Moon the Loon, Queen, and Elvis' Autopsy - The Morton Report
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Today in 1977, Who drummer Keith Moon joined Led Zeppelin onstage during a gig at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles playing a duet with Zeppelin drummer John Bonham before taking to the microphone and attempting to sing
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Roger Daltrey unsure if The Who will tour again - Times of India
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The Who's career has spanned five decades and at its peak was comprised of Roger, Pete, late bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon - who was notorious for his hellraising behaviour up until his untimely death in 1978 at the age of 32
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PREVIEW: Roger Daltrey performs The Who's Tommy, Newport Centre - WalesOnline
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Drum legend and rock wild man Keith Moon self-destructed way back in 1978, bass player John Entwistle died in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2002, while Pete Townshend is plagued by hearing problems after decades of guitar feedback and earthshaking power
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    THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 31
    Moon was cremated on 13 September 1978 at Golders Green Crematorium in London, and his ashes were scattered in its Gardens of Remembrance.
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    By September 1978 Moon was having difficulty playing the drums, according to roadie Dave "Cy" Langston.
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    In mid-1978 Moon moved into Flat 12, 9 Curzon Place (later Curzon Square), Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London, renting from Harry Nilsson.
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    Butler quit in 1978, and later wrote of his experiences in a book entitled Full Moon: The Amazing Rock and Roll Life of Keith Moon (2012).
    Moon's last film appearance was in 1978's Sextette with Starr and Alice Cooper.
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    Moon moved back to London in 1978, dying in September of that year from an overdose of Heminevrin, a drug intended to treat or prevent symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 28
    In 1975 Moon began a relationship with Swedish model Annette Walter-Lax, who later said that Moon was "so sweet when he was sober, that I was just living with him in the hope that he would kick all this craziness."
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    Moon's recklessness with money reduced his profit from the group's 1975 UK tour to £47.35.
    Entwistle has said that Moon and the Who reached their live peak in 1975–76.
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    During the band's recording sabbatical from 1975 to 1978, Moon gained a considerable amount of weight.
  • 1973
    Age 26
    In 1973 Kim, convinced that neither she nor anyone else could moderate Keith's behaviour, left her husband and took Amanda; she sued for divorce in 1975 and later married Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan.
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    Moon's lifestyle began to undermine his health and reliability. During the 1973 Quadrophenia tour, at the Who's debut US date at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, Moon ingested a mixture of tranquillisers and brandy.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    He also disputed a widely held belief that Moon drove a Lincoln Continental into the hotel's swimming pool, as claimed by the drummer in a 1972 Rolling Stone interview.
  • 1971
    Age 24
    Nevertheless, the drummer landed several acting roles. His first was in 1971, a cameo in Frank Zappa's 200 Motels as a nun afraid of dying from a drug overdose.
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  • 1970
    Age 23
    On 4 January 1970 Moon accidentally killed his friend, driver and bodyguard, Neil Boland, outside the Red Lion pub in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
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  • 1969
    Age 22
    On 15 December 1969, Moon joined John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band for a live performance at the Lyceum Theatre in London for a UNICEF charity concert.
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  • 1967
    Age 20
    On 23 August 1967, on tour opening for Herman's Hermits, Moon celebrated what he said was his 21st birthday (although it was thought at the time to be his 20th) at a Holiday Inn in Flint, Michigan.
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    The Beatles became friends with Moon, leading to occasional collaborations. In 1967, he contributed backing vocals to "All You Need Is Love."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    Moon may have inspired the name for Led Zeppelin. When he briefly considered leaving the Who in 1966, he spoke with Entwistle and Page about forming a supergroup.
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    While Moon generally said he was only interested in working with the Who, he participated in outside musical projects. In 1966 he worked with Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck, pianist Nicky Hopkins and future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on the instrumental "Beck's Bolero," which was the B-side to "Hi Ho Silver Lining" and appeared on the album Truth.
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    In May 1966, Moon discovered that the Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston was visiting London.
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    By 1966, feeling limited by this setup and inspired by Ginger Baker's double bass drum, he switched to a larger Premier kit.
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  • 1965
    Age 18
    Moon's first serious relationship was with Kim Kerrigan, whom he started dating in January 1965 after she saw the Who play at the Disc A Go Go in Bournemouth. By the end of the year, she discovered she was pregnant; her parents, who were furious, met with the Moons to discuss their options and she moved into the Moon family home in Wembley. They were married on 17 March 1966 at Brent Registry Office, and their daughter Amanda was born on 12 July. The marriage (and child) were kept secret from the press until May 1968.
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    Moon played a four, then a five-piece drum kit during his early career. His 1965 set consisted of Ludwig drums and Zildjian cymbals.
  • 1964
    Age 17
    In April 1964, at age seventeen, he auditioned for the Who as a replacement for Doug Sandom.
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  • 1962
    Age 15
    During this time Moon joined his first serious band: the Escorts, replacing his best friend Gerry Evans. In December 1962 he joined the Beachcombers, a semi-professional London cover band playing hits by groups such as the Shadows.
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  • 1961
    Age 14
    He left school at age fourteen, around Easter in 1961.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Age 0
    Before the 1998 release of Tony Fletcher's Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon, Moon's date of birth was presumed to be 23 August 1947.
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  • 1946
    Born
    Keith John Moon was born to Alfred Charles (Alf) and Kathleen Winifred (Kit) Moon on 23 August 1946 at Central Middlesex Hospital in northwest London, and grew up in Wembley.
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