August 23: The late great Keith Moon was born in 1946
We lived the life with Keith Moon. It was all Spinal Tap magnified a thousand times.
— Roger Daltrey
|Birth name||Keith John Moon|
|Born||23 August 1946
Wembley, Middlesex, England
|Died||7 September 1978 (aged 32)
|Genres||Rock, art rock, hard rock,power pop|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer, actor|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, vocals,bugle, trumpet, tuba|
|Associated acts||The Who, Plastic Ono Band, Jeff Beck Group|
Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English musician, best known for being the drummer of the English rock group The Who. He gained acclaim for his exuberant and creative drumming style, and notoriety for his eccentric and often self-destructive behaviour, earning him the nickname “Moon the Loon”. Moon joined The Who in 1964. He played on all albums and singles from their debut, 1964’s “Zoot Suit”, to 1978’s Who Are You, which was released three weeks before his death.