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Moon, Keith

Born: 1946 AD
Died: 1978 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Drummer

1946 – He was born this year in London to Alfred and Kathleen Moon. He lived in Alperton as a boy, and was extremely hyperactive and had a restless imagination as a child.


1961 – He started to play the drums , his mother bought him a Ringo drum kit, and was taught to play by one of the loudest drummers at the time, Carlo Little. He also left school this year.


1964 – He joined The Who in April of this year, at the age of 17, an early replacement for their original drummer Doug Sandom.


1965 – He started on various four or 5 piece drum sets, but made the move to a British Premier double bass kit in late part of this year.


1966 – He married his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kerrigan in secrecy.


1971 – He had a cameo role in Frank Zappa’s farcical film 200 Motels.


1973 – His wife left him, taking their daughter Amanda with her. He also appeared in That’ll Be the Day, playing J.D. Clover the resident drummer at a holiday camp during the early days of British rock ‘n’ roll.


1974 – He released his only solo album, a collection of pop covers entitled Two Sides of the Moon. He also reprised the role for the follow up film Stardust in this year.


1975 – They divorced this year. During the band’s three year sabbatical from recording between this year and 1978 Moon also put on a great deal of weight. He also appeared as "Uncle Ernie" in Ken Russell‘s film adaptation of Tommy.


1976 – He covered the Beatles’ "When I’m Sixty-Four" for the soundtrack of the documentary All This and World War II.


1978 – He died at the age of 32, having overdosed on Clomethiazole, a medication taken as part of a program to wean him off alcohol.