Born 23 August 1947, London (Wembley)
Died 7 September 1978, London.
Longtime drummer for the Who, Keith Moon is his
lifetime destroyed more drum kits than most musicians have the
opportunity to play on. An obvious inspiration for the muppet
drummer Animal, Moon's wild and zany side kept him in constant
trouble and the Who in constant financial turmoil. In many
American cities, hotel destruction provided an easy ticket out of
Born 23 August 1947, London (Wembley) Died 7
September 1978, London.
Moon died tragically in 1978 of an overdose of
sleeping pills. He was replaced in the Who's lineup by Kenney
Keith was renowned for his offbeat style of
playing -- which meant he wasn't a real good timekeeper, but one
of the most exciting drummers to hear. His strangely placed rolls
and hits on classics like "I Can See for Miles" help set
the Who apart from other bands of the era.