– Keith Moon. The title track, released as a single the previous month, reached No18 in the UK and No14 in the US, yet all of this was overshadowed by the untimely death of Keith Moon … Tragic End. Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died on 7th Sept 1978 of an overdose of heminevrin prescribed to combat alcoholism. Flashback: Keith Moon Gives His Final TV Interview a Month Before His Death “I’m quite out of control,” the drummer admitted on ‘Good Morning America’ in August 1978 Moon had attended a party the night before organised by Paul McCartney for the launch of the ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ movie. Like many other rock stars and musicians, Moon … Pete Townshend has admitted he found the wild antics of his bandmates, especially the late Keith Moon, a “waste of time”. Keith Moon, of The Who, took animal tranquilizers before a who concert, and collapses during a performance. One Mayfair apartment in London is a part of rock and roll history, albeit for all the wrong reasons. Leaving high school at age 14 before graduating, Keith also had a number of jobs including electrician and plaster salesman, to help pay the bills. https://www.loudersound.com/features/keith-moon-the-man-behind-the-myth Keith Moon was born in Wembley, London, England on August 23, 1946. A post-mortem confirmed there were 32 tablets in his system, 26 of which were undissolved. He may have seemed like someone who just wanted to have fun but Keith Moon, like every other rock ‘n roll musician back in the day, had his share of excesses. The location is marked in the annals of time for being the death place of both Mama Cass from Mamas and Papas as well as The Who’s legendary drummer Keith Moon who, somewhat unbelievably died in the same room four years apart. Keith Moon death: WATCH The Who drummer in his FINAL live performance KEITH MOON died 42 years ago this week and The Who drummer gave his … He was known to party so hard that he once drove a car straight into a swimming pool and also lost a tooth while partying. In 1962, Moon joined his … His mother bought him a drum kit when he was 14 years old and it was soon discovered that the kid was a natural drummer; he had very little formal training on the instrument. The Beachcombers had only one album, "Mad Goose," and about the time the album came out, Moon heard that the group "The Who" were looking for a drummer, and he applied for the position. Keith Moon was at the height of his fame in 1970 as the drummer for the British rock band The Who. Unfortunately, that same year, Moon was involved in a tragic accident that ended up causing the death of his chauffeur and bodyguard, Neil Boland.