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Keith Moon (I) (1946–1978)


Keith John Moon was born to working class parents in Wembley, London, England, on the 23rd August, 1946. At the age of 12, he had joined the Sea Cadet Corp and was given his first musical instrument, the bugle. He left school by 15 and was in his first band, The Beachcombers; this was around the summer of 1963. There was rumour that Keith was ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 32) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Kids Are Alright
(1979)
Monterey Pop
Monterey Pop Performers
(1968)
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey
(1993)

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 2009 The Who: At Kilburn 1977 (Video)
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 1978 Sextette
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 1974 Sonic Boom (Short)
Mad Doctor Cherman
 1974 Son of Dracula
Musician: The Count Downes
 1971 200 Motels
The Hot Nun
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Two Sides of the Moon" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Who

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You know, if I ever stopped laughing inside and quit believing in people then I would get very hurt and totally disillusioned. You have to treat everything - even if at that time it seems like a right bummer
  • as a good experience. There are things that have happened to me that


have made me wonder where I went wrong . . . things of a personal nature, like my relationship with my wife. They're the ... See more »

Trivia:

In reality, Moon and John Entwistle. discussed leaving The Who, going as far to name the band Lead Zeppelin based on the English saying "going over like a lead zeppelin" as Americans say "going over like a lead balloon". Entwistle went as far as to do drawings of the first album cover (the Hindenberg in flames) and they discussed the idea with their then driver Richard Cole. Later when this ... See more »

Trademark:

Wild drum playing and subsequent destruction of his kit when performing live. See more »

Nickname:

Moon the Loon

Star Sign:

Virgo

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