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Keith Moon, London Olympics: Organizers Ask the Who's (Dead) Drummer to Perform
Spinner ^ | April 11 2012 | Jason MacNei

Posted on 04/12/2012 8:23:07 PM PDT by xp38

The legend of Keith Moon continues to live on -- but the London Olympic Committee apparently thinks the late Who drummer is still alive, too.

British publication Metro reports the Who's manager Bill Curbishley was asked by organizers of this summer's London Olympics if Moon -- who died in 1978 -- "would be available" to perform.

"I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old,'" Curbishley told Metro. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him."

There was speculation last year the Who would be performing, but nothing has been confirmed. Meanwhile, the Sex Pistols reportedly refused to participate in the Aug. 12 closing ceremony segment "Symphony of Rock."

In related Moon news, Starpulse reports that a "lost" comedy album featuring Moon alongside late comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore has been discovered in a producer's vault. The recording, done in 1975 at a BBC studio, features the drummer in nine sketches in the vein of comedic troupe Monty Python.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: keithmoon; music; napl; olympics; thewho; unitedkingdom
The London Olympics rolls on
1 posted on 04/12/2012 8:23:09 PM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

lol. funny


2 posted on 04/12/2012 8:26:12 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: xp38
That's the one excuse that works for not showing up in a commercial kitchen.... Being dead.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/12/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: xp38

I wonder if they can conjure up Ent, as well.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 8:30:55 PM PDT by berdie
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To: xp38
keith moon Pictures, Images and Photos

"I'm not dead, Paul is."

5 posted on 04/12/2012 8:33:27 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: xp38

Oddly, it may end up being Keith Richards who outlives them all.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 8:34:33 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: xp38

Can they do a hologram like the Gene Kelly commercial for Coke with Paula Abdul?


7 posted on 04/12/2012 8:35:41 PM PDT by ~Pandora
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To: xp38; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

8 posted on 04/12/2012 8:36:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: xp38

The dead vote, so why not?


9 posted on 04/12/2012 8:37:04 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: xp38
There was speculation last year the Who would be performing, but nothing has been confirmed.

I'd imagine not, since half of The Who is dead. It's like Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr getting together and calling themselves The Beatles.
10 posted on 04/12/2012 8:38:27 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: xp38

Just wow. As out-of-touch as Bammy, they are.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 8:39:50 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Revolting cat!

Too late. Even the drummer who came onstage from the crowd when Moonie passed out one night has died.

Kenny Jones took over as Moon’s replacement in the Who but he’s busy right now getting into the RnR HoF with the Small Faces/Faces.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 8:40:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: xp38

Somebody’s on some serious drugs!


13 posted on 04/12/2012 8:41:53 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: xp38
In related Moon news, Starpulse reports that a "lost" comedy album featuring Moon alongside late comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore has been discovered in a producer's vault. The recording, done in 1975 at a BBC studio, features the drummer in nine sketches in the vein of comedic troupe Monty Python.

No doubt a lost episode of "The Goon Show"

14 posted on 04/12/2012 8:44:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

My Hero!


15 posted on 04/12/2012 8:45:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: a fool in paradise

I just watched the Small Faces documentary “All or Nothing”, there actually some footage of real performances, not the 60s lip sync drivel. Although there is plenty of that, of course. Some good interview time with Kenny and Ian & even a little with Ronnie Lane. It was late in the game for Ronnie at the time, I think.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 8:50:18 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
If they invite the Grateful Dead they'll have their choice of keyboard players.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 8:53:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Revolting cat!

If there’s a Rock n Roll heaven...

There must be a Rock n Roll hell.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 8:56:31 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Yes there’s a better video that focuses just on Ronnie Lane and has different interviews with Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones (and I think Eric Clapton and others). There are many interviews with Ronnie and footage of his mobile sound studio.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 8:59:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: xp38

Say what you want about him, but he was the BEST rock drummer of all time, he took nothing about stardom or his life that seriously, and he had the good taste to check out before he could stay around long enough to make a complete ass of himself.

(Are you listening Bruce?)


20 posted on 04/12/2012 9:02:39 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name (e)
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To: Slings and Arrows

He had the pledge of allegiance tattooed on his head...Always talkin about findin, and killin the Grateful Dead... I'm talkin about Doug...

21 posted on 04/12/2012 9:05:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: xp38

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVa4q-YVjD8


22 posted on 04/12/2012 9:23:19 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
There must be a Rock n Roll hell.

Yeah and the music there is superior, for sure, unless you prefer to hear fat Elvis intone My Way, stoned Ricky Nelson Lonesome Town, and sober John Denver whatever!

I'll settle for Doug Sahm, Keith Moon, Eddie Cochran, and Freddy King, thank you.

23 posted on 04/12/2012 9:25:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

...but they’re only allowed to play “Tubular Bells”.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 9:32:51 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: I cannot think of a name

Two words: John effing Bonham.


25 posted on 04/12/2012 9:41:21 PM PDT by Coronal
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To: a fool in paradise

Isn’t Zak Starkey the current replacement?


26 posted on 04/12/2012 9:43:29 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Revolting cat!
Elvis had nothin on Eddie Cochran


27 posted on 04/12/2012 10:01:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: berdie

Yes, but Kenny Jones was on the throne for decades


28 posted on 04/12/2012 10:03:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
RIP...

Air Crash Museum

29 posted on 04/12/2012 10:06:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Snickering Hound

Linda is sooooooo stoned!


30 posted on 04/12/2012 10:11:46 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I recently read it “somewhere” that the children of J,P,G and Ringo are going to form a band.

Or was I stoned? lol I didn’t think George had any kids. And John’s kids are coocoo for cocoa puffs.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 10:13:54 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Coronal

BARF!

Not a critique of his talent, just thinking of the last thing he said! Too soon?


32 posted on 04/12/2012 10:15:19 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: xp38
Keith would absolutely love to perform for you
but he's currently a bit under the weather.
33 posted on 04/12/2012 10:17:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Might as well add Freddy Fender if you’re gonna have Doug.


34 posted on 04/12/2012 10:32:26 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Snickering Hound

John Paul Jones (*Led Zep) there.......all them stoned
drunk to the the max it is in their eyes etc etc etc


35 posted on 04/12/2012 10:46:16 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Fledermaus
I recently read it “somewhere” that the children of J,P,G and Ringo are going to form a band.

I saw something about that too, along with a picture of McCartney's son - he looks like he's spent the last 40 years spending his father's money and looking for something to do. Guess he found it.
36 posted on 04/12/2012 11:16:10 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: mylife

“Yes, but Kenny Jones was on the throne for decades”

He shoulda had more fiber in his diet.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 11:43:36 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: xp38

Okay, so he’s dead - but he’s still more likely to show up than, say, Sly Stone.


38 posted on 04/13/2012 4:42:59 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: xp38
And in other news That the London Olympic Committee just may not know.....
"Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead"
Oh. And so is, 'The Parrot'.
(inbred morons)
39 posted on 04/13/2012 5:48:48 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Snickering Hound
Paul never misses an opportunity to mug up to a camera though all around him are wasted on the way.
40 posted on 04/13/2012 5:59:39 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Fledermaus

I know Harrison had a son named Dhani. May be more, but that one I’m sure about.


41 posted on 04/13/2012 10:02:24 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: xp38
He has his own children's book now.
42 posted on 04/13/2012 10:23:01 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Wait a minute....The Who: dead bassist and dead drummer. The Beatles: bassist and drummer only surviving members.....hmmmm...


43 posted on 04/13/2012 10:32:20 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa ((I know it's a horrible idea - Ringo could not keep up with even Ancient Who energy))
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To: I cannot think of a name

Amen on your vote for best drummer


44 posted on 04/13/2012 10:35:44 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Perdogg

They’d already tried to book Amy Winehouse, Keith Relf, and Brian Jones.


45 posted on 04/15/2012 6:48:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fledermaus
George had one child, a son named Dhani.

Dhani helped create the iPad application that's a virtual 360-degree tour of George's iconic guitars, with notes as to where Harrison modified them, and other details about the acquisition of them and the songs on which they were used.

Here's a story about it.

46 posted on 10/30/2012 8:04:01 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: Scoutmaster
George had one child, a son named Dhani.

So, is that Danny or Donnie?

47 posted on 10/30/2012 8:12:36 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: xp38

Zak Starkey, Ringo Starr’s son can play like Keith. He does a fantastic job.


48 posted on 10/30/2012 8:16:20 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Oh Dhani boy,
Your Irish eyes are smiling...


49 posted on 10/30/2012 8:17:30 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“Harrison’s first name is pronounced similarly to the name Danny but with an aspirated ‘d’. He is named after 6th and 7th notes of the Indian music scale, ‘dha’ and ‘ni’.”


50 posted on 10/30/2012 8:19:10 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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