Happy Posthumous Birthday, Keith Moon


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Who drummer Keith Moon was born on this day, August 23rd, in 1946. The photo above was taken on the occasion of Keith’s 21st Birthday in 1967. Legend has it that Moon’s birthday party celebration got wildly out of control and, in an trying to avoid the police, Keith climbed into a  Lincoln Continental Limousine (the exact car model is up for debate) and attempted to make a getaway. Unfortunately, in his intoxicated state he released the handbrake, and began rolling towards the pool. Moon simply sat back and waited, as the car crashed through the fence around the pool and into the water. RIP, Keith, you are still missed.

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5 thoughts on “Happy Posthumous Birthday, Keith Moon

  1. Another immensely talented musician lost to substances and addictions. There have been so many; one would think that the current crop of bands would have learned by example. Sadly, I think we’re headed for a lot of repeat stories.

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  2. I just watched the Smothers Brothers episode where Keith put too much explosive in the bass drum. Funny. And lucky no-one got hurt!

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  3. Gail, I am throwing my TV out onto Second Avenue in his honor tonight and kicking over a drum kit at Sam Ash! Also, if some old Park Avenue lady will lend me her Rolls, I will drive it into a pool just like Keith did back in the day!

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