Keith Moon 23. 08.1946 - 07.09. 1978

Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – †7 September 1978) was the drummer  of the rock group The Who. He gained notoriety for exuberant drumming and his destructive lifestyle that earned him the nickname, "Moon the Loon." Moon joined The Who in 1964, replacing Doug Sandom. He played on all albums from their debut, 1965's My Generation, to 1978's Who are You, which was released two weeks before his death. Moon was known for innovative, dramatic drumming, often eschewing basic back beats for a fluid, busy technique focused on fast, cascading rolls across the toms and cymbal crashes.

Keith Moon

Keith MoonAKA Keith John Moon

Born: 23-Aug-1946
Birthplace: Wembley, Middlesex, England
Died: 7-Sep-1978
Location of death: Mayfair, London, England
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Remains: Cremated, Golders Green Crematorium, London England (scattered in section 3P)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Drummer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Drummer for The Who

Wife: Kim Kerrigan (m. 17-Mar-1966, div. 1975, one daughter)
Daughter: Amanda ("Mandy", b. 1966)
Girlfriend: Annette Walter-Lax (cohabited in LA)


Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who.

Genre(s) Rock, hard rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, actor
Instrument(s) Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Bugle, Trumpet, Tuba
Years active 1964–1978

    The Who
    unknown detox facility
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alcoholism, Amphetamines, PCP, Cocaine

    The Kids Are Alright (26-Oct-1979) Himself
    Sextette (3-Mar-1978)
    Tommy (19-Mar-1975)
    Stardust (1974)
    That'll Be the Day (12-Apr-1973)
    200 Motels (10-Nov-1971)
    Woodstock (26-Mar-1970) Himself
    Monterey Pop (26-Dec-1968)

Keith Moon rare drum solo (goldfish kit)