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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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Other Works:

Compact Disc Listings: Crazy Like A Fox. Solid Gold. Don't Worry Baby. One Night Stand. The Kids Are Alright. Move Over Ms. L. Teenage idol. Backdoor sally. Together: Bonus Tracks: U. S. Radio Spot. I Don't Suppose. Naked Man. Do Me Good. Real Emotion. Don't Worry Baby (U. S. Single A-side). Teenage Idol (U. S. Single A-side). Together 'Rap'. 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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Personal Quote:

I love to see people laugh and I love it more if I can make them laugh. I think this comes across in my drumming. I watch a lot of The Marx Brothers' movies and they were doing the same sort of things. You've seen the way [Chico Marx] plays the piano with that certain flair . . . adding something to the music while taking liberties within his own capabilities? It's a question of taking somebody ... See more »

Trivia:

Was allegedly responsible for The Who being banned from every Holiday Inn in the US for life after creating a ruckus while celebrating his 20th birthday at one of the chain's hotels in the Flint, MI, though actually they continued to use Holiday Inns for much of their career. 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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