Keith Moon

Drummer

Keith John Moon was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. Moon grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley, in Middlesex, and took up the drums during the early 1960s. 1 2 3

Daily Routine

Keith Moon led a very destructive lifestyle that was accentuated by his alcoholism and drug addiction. When outlining his routine to a doctor, he stated:

"I always get up about six in the morning. I have my bangers and eggs. And I drink a bottle of Dom Perignon. And half a bottle of brandy. Then I take a couple of downers. Then it's about 10 and I'll have a nice nap until five. I get up, have a couple of black beauties [speed], some brandy, a little champagne and go out on the town. Then we boogie. We'll wrap it up about four."

When on tour he often trashed his hotel rooms, breaking the furniture, throwing TV sets out of the window, or even using dynamite to explode the toilet. On stage, Moon also famously had the habit of kicking over his drums during live sets.