Keith Moon

An iconic figure in the history of rock-n-roll, as well as a cautionary tale about the excesses of fame, Keith Moon was the drummer for the British rock band Who from their rise to fame in the 1960s through their ... Read more »
Born: 08/23/1946 in Wellesden, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (9)

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 1994 (Movie)

The Who--Band Member (Actor)

The Kids Are Alright 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sextette 1977 (Movie)

Dress Designer (Actor)

Stardust 1975 (Movie)

J D Clover (Actor)

Tommy 1975 (Movie)

Uncle Ernie (Actor)

That'll Be the Day 1974 (Movie)

J D Clover (Actor)

200 Motels 1970 (Movie)

Nun (Actor)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

The Who Band Member (Actor)
Music (6)

The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

Fox Presents Tommy Performed By the Who 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

The Kids Are Alright 1979 (Movie)

("Cobwebs and Strange") (Song)

All This and World War II 1975 (Movie)

(Performer)

Tommy 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

That'll Be the Day 1974 (Movie)

music supervision (Music Supervisor)
Producer (1)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

An iconic figure in the history of rock-n-roll, as well as a cautionary tale about the excesses of fame, Keith Moon was the drummer for the British rock band Who from their rise to fame in the 1960s through their initial decline in the mid-1970s. Though known more for his destructive, alcohol-fueled behavior, Moon was one of rock's most potent and innovative percussionists, driving classic songs like "My Generation," "Substitute" and "Won't Get Fooled Again" with an astonishing barrage of fills, cymbal crashes and hammering double bass work that exemplified the Who's unwavering belief in rock as a force of nature and salvation for its listeners. Sadly, his musical gift could not rescue him from a downward spiral into alcohol and drug addiction that would eventually claim his own life in 1978. Though often dismissed as a madman during and after his lifetime, Moon would remain one of rock's most influential drummers decades after his own passing, with such noted figures as Dave Grohl, Rush's Neil Peart and Motley Crue's Tommy Lee sharing his penchant for sonic versatility and bravado. He would also serve as a potent symbol for the youthful energy, mischief and glee that came hand in hand with a life lived to its fullest.

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