Original drummer of The Who.
Moon was born on August 23, 1946 in Middlesex.
He joined The Who in 1964. Gained the reputation of the best rock and roll drummer in musical history, along with a reputation for leading a destructive lifestyle with a lot of drugs and booze.
Commonly known as Moonie or Moon the Loon. Sometimes called the bell boy, because of his song Bell Boy in Quadrophenia.
Moon married his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kerrigan in 1966. His daughter Mandy was born on July 12, 1966.
Kerrigan left Moon in 1973, for the Faces keyboarder, Ian McLagan. Moon later began dating Annette Walter-Lax, and in 1975, Kerrigan and Moon divorced.
Keith Moon also recommended the name Led Zeppelin to Jimmy Page, who was about to name his band Mad Dog.
Moon died on September 7, 1978, at the age of 32. He died of an overdose of alcoholism-combating pills that he took with alcohol, the opposite of what he was supposed to do.
The Who stopped recording after Moon's death, but kept on touring with a replacement drummer.
There is no substitute for Keith Moon.

Keith Moon was an amazing drummer, and he was cute to boot.
by LukieInTheSky December 28, 2009
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