Keith Moon Biography

Keith John Moon was an English musician best known as the drummer of the English rock group the Who. He was noted for his unique drumming style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. In 2011, Moon was voted the second-greatest drummer in history by a Rolling Stone readers' poll. His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians.

Moon grew up in Alperton a suburb of Wembley, northwest London, and took up the drums during the early 1960s. After playing with a local band, the Beachcombers, he joined the Who in 1964 before they recorded their first single. Moon remained with the band during their rise to fame, and was quickly recognised for his distinctive drumming style. He occasionally collaborated with other musicians and later appeared in films, but considered playing in the Who his primary occupation and remained a member of the band until his death. In addition to his talent as a drummer, however, Moon developed a reputation for smashing his kit on stage and destroying hotel rooms on tour. He was fascinated by blowing up toilets with cherry bombs or dynamite, and by destroying television sets. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Keith Moon
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Drummer, Musician, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Model
Date of Birth:
August 23, 1946
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
September 7, 1978
Age at Death:
32
Cause of Death:
Drug overdose
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