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Keith Moon was a vivacious British drummer touted by The Rolling Stones magazine as the best drummer ever only behind John Bonham. He earned the nicknamed “Moon the Loon” for his juvenile antics and destructive tendencies
He became a Sea Cadet Corps member by 12 and played the bugle, but soon got bored of its difficulty and switched interest to drums.
He was able to afford his first drum set with proceeds from his job as a radio repair guy in 1961 and soon joined The Escorts.
He joined The Beachcombers in 1962 and 2 years later became a part of The Who at 17 years.
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He was prolific with the drums so much that it became a lead instrument. An example of this is in Won’t Get Fooled Again in 1971.
Outside the band, he was famous for destroying hotel rooms and dropping explosives in toilets.
He drove a car into a pool on his 21st birthday and even lost a tooth.
Keith was straight and he was dating Annette Walter-Lax at the time of his demise.
From 1965 to 1975, he was married to Kim Karrigan after her parents found out she was pregnant for Moon.
Other women associated romantically with Keith include Pamela De Barres for a year in 1968, Connie Hamzy, Lori Maddox and Peggy Lipton.
He was born to Alfred and Kathleen Moon and grew up as an overactive child among 2 sisters Linda and Lesley. He fathered a child with Kim named Amanda.
Keith was not known to be religious.
Worth To Know
He once turned his drums to a fish tank and played it.
He also once put explosives in his drums and the exploded just as the performance ended.
During his audition for The Who, he beat the drums so had the entire kit got destroyed.He died from drugs overdose.