Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. Moon grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley, in Middlesex, and took up the drums during the early 1960s. After playing with a local band, the Beachcombers, he joined the Who in 1964 before they recorded their first single. He remained with the band during their rise to fame, and was quickly recognised for his drumming style, which emphasised tom-toms, cymbal crashes, and drum fills. Throughout Moon’s tenure with the Who his drum kit steadily grew in size, and he has been credited as one of the earliest rock drummers to regularly employ double bass drums in his setup. Moon occasionally collaborated with other musicians and later appeared in films, but considered playing in the Who his primary occupation, and remained a member of the band until his death.
|Born:||Keith John Moon, August 23, 1946, Wembley, Middlesex, England|
|Died:||September 7, 1978, Mayfair, London, England|
|IMDb:||Keith Moon’s IMDb|
About Keith Moon
Drummer with the British rock band The Who and who was named the #2 best drummer by Rolling Stone in 2011.
He was a bugle player with the Sea Cadet Corps when he was twelve years old. He left school when he was fourteen and attended Harrow Technical College.
He was known for blowing up hotel toilets, which led to him not being allowed in many of the world’s biggest hotel chains.
He got married to Kim Kerrigan on March 17, 1966 and they divorced in April 1975. He passed away after overdosing on prescription pills.
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