Keith Moon Biography

BornAugust 23, 1947
DiedSeptember 7, 1978
Aged31 years
Keith John Moon, among one of the most legendary and influential drummers in rock history, was born upon August 23, 1946, in Wembley, London, England. He is best known for his work with the British rock band The Who, and also his eccentric, uncertain, and also often self-destructive habits, which earned him the nickname "Moon the Loon."

Moon matured in the post-World War II new town advancement of Wembley, northwest of London. His moms and dads, Alfred as well as Kathleen Moon, were both of working-class histories. Keith was an energised child, enthusiastic concerning music from an early age, particularly drums. He played the bugle and the trumpet in a local dance band prior to joining his very first band, The Escorts, at the age of 16. In 1964, while enjoying a job by The Who, Moon audaciously approached the band participants as well as declared that he might play far better than their drummer, Doug Sandom. After an effective audition, Moon right away became a participant of The Who.

Keith Moon's drumming design was distinct, matching the intensity as well as power of guitar player Pete Townshend and also vocalist Roger Daltrey, and anchoring bassist John Entwistle's remarkable timing. He incorporated a dual bass drum configuration, cymbals, as well as fast, complex beats, which came to be a hallmark of The Who's noise. Moon played a crucial role in shaping the band's early cds, such as "My Generation" (1965) and "A Quick One" (1966).

Moon was recognized for his irregular, hyperactive habits both on as well as off stage, which typically resulted in a disorderly environment throughout The Who's performances. His penchant for damaging resort rooms as well as tricks came to be famous. Moon's lifestyle, filled with excess as well as extravagance, earned him a reputation as one of rock's most notorious hell-raisers. Along with his rock 'n' roll lifestyle, Moon additionally meddled acting, with bit parts in films such as "That'll Be the Day" (1973) and "Stardust" (1974).

The drummer's substance abuse as well as reliance on drugs and alcohol expanded gradually, affecting both his wellness and his ability to perform. In 1973, Moon broke down on stage throughout a show in San Francisco, and his health and wellness remained to decline in the complying with years.

During this time, Moon added to a few of The Who's most iconic cds, including "Tommy" (1969), "Who's Next" (1971), "Quadrophenia" (1973), and also "The Who by Numbers" (1975). His drumming passionate numerous artists and left an enduring mark on the world of rock.

On September 7, 1978, Keith Moon unfortunately died from an unintended drug overdose at the age of 32 in London. His death was a significant loss to the songs world, and The Who would never have rather the very same chemistry once more.

In the years following his death, Keith Moon's musical tradition has actually continued to resonate with followers and fellow artists. His life continues to be a sign of things to come of the risks of popularity and also extra, yet at the same time, his innovative drumming has actually left an enduring influence on the globe of rock, making him a true tale in the market.

Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Keith.

Related authors: John Entwistle (Musician), Pete Townshend (Musician), Tommy Lee (Musician), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Roger Daltrey (Musician)


2 Famous quotes by Keith Moon

Small: I was a rust repairer. I was a rust repairer and full-time survivor. I survived all the major earthquak
"I was a rust repairer. I was a rust repairer and full-time survivor. I survived all the major earthquakes, and the Titanic, and several air crash"
Small: I told people I was a drummer before I even had a set, I was a mental drummer
"I told people I was a drummer before I even had a set, I was a mental drummer"