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August 23: The late great Keith Moon was born in 1946


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

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Keith John Moon
Born 23 August 1946
Wembley, Middlesex, England
Died 7 September 1978 (aged 32)
Westminster, London
Genres Rock, art rock, hard rock,power pop
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer, actor
Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals,bugle, trumpet, tuba
Years active 1962–1978
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.

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Today: Charlie Watts is 73

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Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
~Charlie Watts

Usually I can hear the pianos, the saxophone, and usually I can hear Ronnie. But I really need to listen to Keith and Mick. The rest of the band is sort of an embellishment to that.
~Charlie Watts

People say I play real loud. I don’t, actually. I’m recorded loud and a lot of that is because we have good engineers. Mick knows what a good drum sound is as well, so that’s part of the illusion really. I can’t play loud.
~Charlie Watts

Nice tribute from youtube:

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