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Keith Moon: Moon Beams

Report and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, 8 March 1975

LOS ANGELES: In the last six months, he's jammed with Ray Manzarek at the Whiskey, played with John Sebastian at the Troubadour and recently, at ...

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The Who's Keith Moon (1978)

Interview by James Johnson, Rock's Backpages audio, August 1978

With RBP mainstay Keith Altham cackling in the background, the daft Who sticksman talks about the rise of punk; the Who's investment in Shepperton Studios; the recording of Who Are You; his thoughts on marriage, and his Wild Man of Rock image.

File format: mp3; file size: 41.9mb, interview length: 45' 48" sound quality: ***

The Who's Pete Townshend on Keith Moon (1980)

Interview by Keith Altham, Rock's Backpages audio, 1980

Pete describes first meeting Keith Moon and the drummer's immediate impact on the band; Moon's conflict with Roger Daltrey, mostly over women, and the changing personal dynamics within the band; the musical intuition between Townshend, Entwistle and Moon; Keith's eccentricities and lunacy; gear-smashing, women, drugs and drink... and the inevitable fist fights.

File format: mp3; file size: 25.7mb, interview length: 26' 44" sound quality: ****

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Keith Moon: The Little Drummer Boy

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1966

There are many sides to Keith Moon's strange personality. One minute he's insulting, exaggerating, joking — the next minute he's a wide-eyed, innocent-looking drummer boy. ...

Keith Moon: WHO-dunnit?

Interview by Maureen O'Grady, Rave, July 1968

WHO made Keith Moon spill the beans about his secret marriage? Read on for this and more dark secrets of the group, revealed by RAVE's ...

Keith Moon: College Cheques Don't Bounce!

Interview by Val Mabbs, Record Mirror, 29 March 1969

AFTER MISSING our first arranged meeting due to an unexpected Radio One Club appearance, the highly effervescent Keith Moon burst into the bar to meet ...

Keith Moon

Interview by Keith Altham, Rave, July 1969

CONDUCTING an interview with Keith Moon is rather like running a mental obstacle course with a megalomaniac (his manager's reference, not mine), with imminent danger ...

Viv Stanshall: If it's not the S.S. it's bleedin' campers...

Interview by Rob Partridge, Record Mirror, 2 January 1971

THE ABSURD strikes back. This time it's the Fuhrer and his faithful SS attendant dancing in one of London's Beer Kellers. Before that, it was ...

Various, Drum Bash: Bumpers Club, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 20 March 1971

DEAFENING fun! That was the all-star drum conversation held at London's Bumpers Club last week. ...

Keith Moon: Bored Side Of The Moon

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 5 May 1973

Penny Valentine meets an old friend ...

Keith Moon: Like A Rat Up A Pipe

Profile by Gary Pig Gold, The Pig Paper, December 1975

IF PETE Townshend is the mind of The Who, Entwistle the soul, and Roger the heart, then drummer Keith Moon is most definitely the gut. ...

Keith Moon: The Chancellor and the Drummer Boy

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 17 January 1976

Is KEITH MOON The Biggest Loony in the World? Or is DENIS HEALEY Even Dafter? ROY CARR tells the heart-tugging tale of The Chancellor and ...

Keith Moon: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

Obituary by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 16 September 1978

SOMETIME IN 1972, when my admiration for the Who was at its most passionate peak, I spent an afternoon at Keith Moon's house in Chertsey. ...

Keith Moon: The White Tornado

Obituary by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 16 September 1978

ON THE RADIO they were playing a tribute to Keith Moon. They put on 'My Generation' by the Who. We heard the line that now ...

Keith Moon and rock 'n' roll: "Hope I die before I get old"

Obituary by Bill Holdship, Michigan State News, 22 September 1978

WHO DRUMMER Keith Moon died Sept. 7 from an overdose of a sedative prescribed to combat alcoholism. He was 31. The Who, presently finishing their ...

The Who Come To a Fork in the Road

Interview by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 5 October 1978

"THIS POOR hotel," says Pete Townshend, gesturing at his spacious suite in the Navarro Hotel on New York's posh Central Park South. "Mr. Russell, the ...

Keith Moon 1947-1978

Obituary by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 19 October 1978

LONDON, ENGLAND — Keith Moon died before he got old. The Who's spark-plug drummer, who turned thirty-one on August 23rd, was found dead in the bedroom ...

Keith Moon: An appreciation

Profile by Chris Welch, The History of Rock, 1981

LONG BEFORE the myths and legends of Keith Moon as a rock celebrity began to grip the imagination of the public and sensation-hungry newspapers, his ...

Drummers: Adventurers in the Skins Trade

Overview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 8 March 1991

Dim, manic, noisy, and rarely women. But drummers aren't all troll-like, says Adam Sweeting ...

Jeff Beck on Keith Moon

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, 1996

WORD for word, anecdote for anecdote, insight for insight, Jeff Beck was probably the best interview I conducted for my Keith Moon biography. ...

Moon Over America

Book Excerpt by Tony Fletcher, Omnibus Books, 1998

An extract from Dear Boy: The Life Of Keith Moon, by Tony Fletcher, first published by Omnibus Press in 1998. (616pp, currently available in the ...

Keith Moon: Patent British Exploding Drummer

Profile and Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, September 1998

BOY, HOW WE CHERISH ROCK'S foundation myths. The idea that merchant seamen brought back rare R&B records to Liverpool docks and fuelled the Merseybeat ...

Keith Moon: Over The Moon

Retrospective by Keith Altham, Rock's Backpages, April 2008

MY FIRST experience of trying to interview Keith Moon in June '65 as a music journalist should have alerted me to the problems yet to ...

Keith Moon: Moonie On The Pull

Retrospective by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, May 2009

IT IS THE prerogative of rock stars to enjoy the attentions of beautiful women to a greater degree than most other men, and among those ...

Boozing with Keith Moon

Memoir by Caroline Boucher, The Observer, 18 April 2010

An afternoon with the Who drummer started with him putting wing mirrors on a donkey then went steadily downhill ...

Keith Moon Drives His Car Into a Swimming Pool 

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Classic Rock, November 2012

IN 1967, Holiday Inn was the world's largest hotel chain, with nearly 1,000 properties – comprised primarily of roadside motels.  ...

Good Time Girl: Memories of super groupie Pamela Des Barres

Retrospective and Interview by Craig McLean, The Observer, 6 May 2018

Pamela Des Barres had the giants of rock'n'roll in the palm of her hand, as her candid memoir reveals. ...

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