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He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, V.25 self-destructive behaviour. His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians. Moon grew up in Alpertona suburb of Wembleyin Middlesexand took up the drums during the early s. After playing with a local band, the Beachcombers, he joined the Who in before they recorded their first single. Moon remained with the band during their rise to fame, and was quickly recognised for his drumming style, which emphasised tom-tomscymbal crashes, and drum fills.
Throughout Moon's tenure with the Who his drum kit steadily grew in size, and along with Ginger BakerMoon has been credited as one of the earliest rock drummers to regularly employ double bass drums in his setup. He occasionally collaborated with other musicians and Scull Twins - Duncan Browne - Songs Of Love & War appeared in films, but considered playing in the Who his primary occupation and remained a member of the band until his death.
In addition to his talent as a drummer, however, Moon developed a reputation for smashing his kit on stage and destroying hotel rooms on tour. He was fascinated by blowing up toilets with cherry bombs or dynamiteand by destroying television sets. Moon enjoyed touring and socialising, and became bored and restless when the Who were inactive.
His 21st birthday party in Flint, Michiganhas been cited as a notorious example of decadent behaviour by rock groups. Moon suffered a number of setbacks during the s, most notably the accidental death of chauffeur Neil Boland and the breakdown of his marriage. He became addicted to alcoholparticularly brandy and champagne, and acquired a reputation for decadence and dark humour; his nickname was "Moon the Loon. While touring with the Who, on several occasions he passed out on stage and was hospitalised.
By their final tour with him inand particularly during production of The Kids Are Alright and Who Are Youthe drummer's deterioration was evident.
Moon moved back to London indying in September of that year from an overdose of Heminevrina drug intended to treat or prevent symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. He was hyperactive as a boy, with a restless imagination and a particular fondness for The Goon Show and music. Moon attended Alperton Secondary Modern School after failing his eleven plus Moon Balloon - Various - Little Darla Has A Treat For Youwhich precluded his attending a grammar Moon Balloon - Various - Little Darla Has A Treat For You.
Idiotic in other respects". His music teacher wrote that Moon "has great ability, but must guard against a tendency to show off. Moon joined his local Sea Cadet Corps band at the age of twelve on the buglebut found the instrument too difficult to learn and decided to take up drums instead. He left school at age fourteen, around Easter in Moon took lessons from one of the loudest contemporary drummers, Screaming Lord Sutch 's Carlo Littleat 10 shillings per lesson.
His favourite musicians were jazz artists, particularly Gene Krupa whose flamboyant style he subsequently copied. During this time Moon joined his first serious band: the Escorts, replacing his best friend Gerry Evans. In Aprilat age 17,  he auditioned for the Who as a replacement for Doug Sandom. The Beachcombers continued as a local cover band after his departure. A commonly cited story of how Moon joined the Who is that he appeared at a show shortly after Sandom's departure, where a session drummer was used.
Dressed in ginger Endless Summer 2007-08 and with his hair dyed ginger future bandmate Pete Townshend later described him as a "ginger vision" : he claimed to his would-be bandmates that he could play better; he played in the set's second half, nearly V.25 the Endless Summer 2007-08 kit in the process.
I figured that Endless Summer 2007-08 it. I was scared to death. Afterwards I was sitting at the bar and Pete came over. He said: 'You He said: 'You'll have to give up work If you want to come, we'll pick you up in the van. Moon's arrival in the Who La Cucaracha Reprise - Mambo Maniacs - Mambo On 45 the dynamics of the group.
Sandom had generally been the peacemaker as Daltrey and Townshend feuded between themselves, but because of Moon's temperament the group now had four members frequently in conflict. Kickin The Flow - House Of Bass - Bass Unlimited - Lost In Bass drumming style affected the band's musical structure; although Entwistle initially found Moon's lack of conventional timekeeping problematic, it created an original sound.
Moon was particularly fond of touring, since it was his only chance to regularly socialise with his bandmates, and was generally restless and V.25 when not playing live.
This later carried over to other aspects of his life, as he acted them out according to journalist and Who biographer Dave Marsh "as if his life were one long tour. Moon's style of drumming was considered unique by his bandmates, although they sometimes found his unconventional playing frustrating; Entwistle noted that he tended to play faster or slower according to his mood.
That's Moon Balloon - Various - Little Darla Has A Treat For You he had two sets of tom-toms. He'd move his arms forward like a skier. Who biographer John Atkins wrote that the group's early test sessions for Pye Records in show that "they seemed to have understood just how important was Moon's contribution.
Fletcher considers the drumming on this album to be the best of Moon's career. Unlike contemporary rock drummers such as Ginger Baker and John BonhamMoon hated drum solos and refused to play them in concert. Moon continued briefly and then stopped, shouting "Drum solos are boring!
Although not an especially gifted vocalist, V.25 was enthusiastic about singing and wanted to sing lead with the rest of the group. He provided humorous commentary during song announcements, although sound engineer Bob Pridden preferred to mute his vocal microphone on the mixing desk whenever possible. The setting for "Tommy's Holiday Camp" from Tommy was credited to Moon;  the song was primarily written by Townshend and, although there is a misconception that Moon sings on it, the album version is Townshend's demo.
The drummer produced the violin solo on Adieu, Notre Rêve - Various - Merci Monsieur Scotto Baba O'Riley.
Moon played a four, then a five-piece drum kit during his early career. Throughout much of and his setups consisted of Ludwig drums and Zildjian cymbals. Moon began to endorse Premier Drums in lateand he remained a loyal customer of the company. In he moved to an even larger kit,  but without the customary hi-hat —at the time Moon preferred keeping backbeats with ride and crash cymbals.
His new larger configuration was notable for the presence of two bass drums. Moon, along with Ginger Bakerhas been credited as one of the early pioneers of double bass drumming in rock. By Moon had begun to use timbalesgongs and timpani, and these were included in his setup for the rest of his career. When Haynes said that it would be prohibitively expensive, Moon replied: "Dear boy, do exactly as you feel it should Endless Summer 2007-08 , but that's the way I want it.
At an early show at the Railway Tavern in HarrowTownshend smashed his guitar after accidentally breaking it. When the audience demanded he do it again, Moon kicked over his drum kit. Moon developed a habit of kicking over his drums, claiming that he did so in exasperation at an audience's indifference. During the finale of "My Generation", an altercation broke out on stage between Moon and Townshend which was reported on the front page of the New Musical Express the following week.
Moon and Entwistle left the Who for a week with Moon hoping to join the Animals or the Nashville Teensbut they changed their minds and returned. The intensity of the explosion singed Townshend's hair and embedded a piece of cymbal in Moon's arm. Although Moon was known for kicking over his drum kit, Haynes claimed that it was done carefully and the kit rarely needed repairs. However, stands and foot pedals were frequently replaced; the drummer "would go through them like a knife through butter".
While Moon generally said he was only interested in working with the Who, Moon Balloon - Various - Little Darla Has A Treat For You he participated in outside musical Frane Merikan - Belfast Food - Melodije Irske I Kvarnera. Moon may have inspired the name for Led Zeppelin.
When he briefly considered leaving the Who inhe spoke with Entwistle and Page about forming a supergroup. Moon or Entwistle remarked that a particular suggestion had gone down like a "lead zeppelin " a play on "lead balloon". Although the supergroup was never formed, Page remembered the phrase and later adapted it as the name of his new band. The Beatles became friends with Moon, leading to occasional collaborations. Moon's friendship with Entwistle led to an appearance on Smash Your Head Against the WallEntwistle's first solo album and the first by a member of the Who.
Moon did not play drums on the album; Jerry Shirley did, with Moon providing percussion. Moon became involved in solo work when he moved to Los Angeles during the mids. Although it featured Moon on vocals, he played drums on only three tracks; most of the drumming was left to others including Ringo Starrsession musicians Curly Smith and Jim Keltner and actor-musician Miguel Ferrer.
When asked by an audience member what would happen to the kit, he joked that "even the best drummers get hungry. In the documentary film, Amazing Journey: The Story of The WhoDaltrey and Townshend reminisced about Moon's talent for dressing as and embodying a variety of characters. Who manager Bill Curbishley agreed that Moon "wasn't disciplined enough to actually turn up or commit to doing the stuff.
Nevertheless, the drummer landed several acting roles. His first was ina cameo in Frank Zappa 's Motels as a nun afraid of dying from a drug overdose.
Although it only took 13 days to film, fellow cast member Howard Kaylan remembers Moon spending off-camera time at the Kensington Garden Hotel bar instead of sleeping.
Clover, drummer for the fictional Stray Cats at a holiday camp during the early days of British rock 'n' rollin 's That'll Be the Day. This was the last film to star Mae West. Moon led a destructive lifestyle. During the Who's early days he began taking amphetamines and in a New Musical Express interview said his favourite food was " French Blues.
According to Townshend, Moon began destroying hotel rooms when the Who stayed at the Berlin Hilton on tour in late Longtime friend and personal V.25 Butler Goodbye Blue Sky - Various - Top Musicians Play: Pink Floyd - The Wall, "He was trying to make people laugh and be Mr Funny, he wanted people to love him and enjoy him, but he would go so far.
Like a train ride you couldn't stop. In V.25 limousine on the way to the airport Moon insisted they return to their hotel, saying "I forgot something. He then jumped back into the limo, saying "I nearly forgot.
Fletcher argues that The Who's lengthy break between the end of their European tour and the beginning of the Quadrophenia sessions devastated Moon's health,  as without the rigours of lengthy shows and regular touring that had previously kept him in shape, his hard-partying lifestyle took a greater toll on his body.
He did not keep a drum kit or practise at Taraand began to deteriorate physically as a result of his lifestyle. On That'll Be the Day it was social drinking. By the time Stardust came round it was hard drinking. Moon's favourite stunt was to flush powerful explosives down toilets. According to Fletcher, Moon's toilet pyrotechnics began in when he purchased a case of cherry bombs.
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