Keith Moon

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Keith Moon

Keith Moon in 1975
Background information
Birth name Keith John Moon
Also known as Moon the Loon
Born 23 August 1946
Wembley, Middlesex, England
Died 7 September 1978 (aged 32)
London, England
Genres Rock, pop
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1964–1978
Associated acts The Who

Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English drummer best known as being a member of the rock band The Who. He was famous for his frantic drumming style, his destructive, volatile behavior and his heavy drinking that help earn him the nickname "Moon the Loon." Keith Moon joined The Who in 1964. He played on all the band's albums and singles from their debut, 1965 to 1978. Who Are You was his last album with The Who. It was released two weeks before his death. He died of an accidental drug overdose in Mayfair, London.

Twelve years after his death, in 1990, Keith Moon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who.