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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)
Percussionist
 1978 Sextette
Dress Designer
 1975 Tommy
Uncle Ernie
 1974 Sonic Boom (Short)
Mad Doctor Cherman
 1974 Stardust
J.D. Clover
 1974 Son of Dracula
Musician: The Count Downes
 1973 That'll Be the Day
J.D. Clover
 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:

At heart I cannot accept that I am a well-known rock 'n' roll star and one of the greatest drummers in the world. I can't believe that person on the television is really me. The Keith Moon the public knows is a myth, even if I have created him. The real me is the person who sits at home having a cup of tea with his old lady, Annette. The hotel smashing is one way I get relief from the public ... See more »

Trivia:

Was a huge fan of The Beach Boys and reportedly used to listen to their 1964 album "Shut Down Volume 2" constantly for inspiration, before joining The Who. One of the last songs he sung in the studio was a cover of their 1966 #1 hit "Barbara Ann". He also produced a solo album that had a cover of their 1964 hit, 'Don't Worry Baby'. 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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