Remembering Keith Moon, The Who’s drummer by Kanaan Minks
Finally I managed to find the time and read the biography of Keith Moon. I knew who he was before, but never exactly knew why he was so famous, even more than his other band mates and front man from the English rock band, The Who.
As you can see in the video below, Keith was an exceptional, exuberant and innovative drummer. His unique drumming style reflects his ego and also his hyper activity. It is thanks to his drumming style that The Who became so popular, a band different from the rest, a band which stole the limelight from everyone else.
But Keith, was not just a drummer, he was a real rock star. Those type of rock stars everyone dreamt of becoming when he was younger, or better, a pizza face teenager. Forget about Maroon 5, Nickelback and all these rock bands we have nowadays. I would not even dare to call them rock bands. Just to give you an idea of who Keith was, one of his hobbies was blowing up toilets with dynamites, in every hotel he was. No toilet was at mercy when Keith was around! This obviously resulted in getting kicked out of a number of hotels. His flamboyant yet crazy behaviour, unfortunately led Keith into a myriad of social problems, until his death, at the young age of 32. He passed away, but definitely his drumming and memories remain, a true wild rock star.
So if you want to know more about his interesting, flamboyant and wild life, don’t just base yourself on what I said above. Trust me that is nothing, compared to what he did in his life, both socially and musically. I would suggest reading his biography. The book is called “Dear Boy: the life of Keith Moon” written by Tony Fletcher.
by Kanaan Minks