Keith Moon

Keith Moon
Keith Moon got his job by bashing the shit out of the current (soon to be ex) Who’s drummers drum kit. Among rock drummers Moon is considered by many as one of the best. He especially stood out for his “across the board” drum rolls and powerful delivery. He lived the life of the rock drummer exhibiting obsessive-compulsive behavior and outlandish antics. Fleeing from a barroom brawl he got behind the wheel of his Rolls Royce and accidently ran over and killed his own personal driver. He later would drive the Rolls into a swimming pool. During the Who’s instrument destruction period Moon blew up his drum kit on The Smother’s Brothers Show. He had a special diamond ring made that would slash thru drapes and upholstery. Band members referred to him as “Moon The Loon”. The Moon provided flawless drumming for The Who’s recordings. During the 70’s Moon’s drumming began to fall off attributed to his alcoholism and burn the candle at both ends lifestyle. Talks were in the works of sacking the Moon (sack the Moon ??????????) after the “Who Are You” album. The album cover was a DEATH ROCK premonition. Moon was placed on a chair which read “not to be taken away”. Unfortunately he was. He died September 7th, 1978 at the age of 32 from a mixture of booze and hemvarine, an anti-depressant drug.

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