Keith Moon, Dead For 34 Years, Invited To Play Olympics Closing Ceremonies
Well, it would have been interesting to see the London Olympics organizers pull this one off:
Organizers of the London Olympics approached the Who’s manager to inquire about having Keith Moon play at an Olympics event despite the drummer being dead for nearly 34 years, the Sunday Times reports.
“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’,” the band’s longtime manager, Bill Curbishley, told the Times. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”
Moon died in 1978 at the age of 32 from an an accidental overdose of prescription pills.
No word on whether they’ve heard back on the invitation for Queen Victoria to light the Olympic torch.