Keith Moon

1946 - 1978

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Keith John Moon (23 August 1946 – 7 September 1978) was an English drummer for the rock band the Who. He was noted for his unique style of playing and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Moon grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley, in Middlesex, and took up the drums during the early 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Keith Moon has received more than 6,755,598 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Keith Moon is the 200th most popular musician (up from 276th in 2019), the 799th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 964th in 2019) and the 47th most popular British Musician.

Keith Moon is most famous for being the drummer for the rock band The Who. He was known for his wild behavior and his excessive use of drugs and alcohol.

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Among musicians, Keith Moon ranks 200 out of 2,675Before him are Kitarō, Caetano Veloso, Ian Paice, Stéphane Grappelli, Dinu Lipatti, and Ian Curtis. After him are Joe Jackson, Joe Satriani, Toots Thielemans, Clara Haskil, György Cziffra, and Jean-Marie Leclair.

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Among people born in 1946, Keith Moon ranks 83Before him are Dragan Džajić, John Paul Jones, Rade Šerbedžija, Yonatan Netanyahu, Michele Placido, and Daniel Goleman. After him are Naoto Kan, Stan Smith, Laura Bush, Xanana Gusmão, Candice Bergen, and Sabine Bergmann-Pohl. Among people deceased in 1978, Keith Moon ranks 33Before him are Houari Boumédiène, Norman Rockwell, Jomo Kenyatta, Vincent du Vigneaud, József Bozsik, and Nazli Sabri. After him are Harvey Milk, Claude François, Roger Caillois, Étienne Gilson, Herta Oberheuser, and Charles Boyer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Keith Moon ranks 799 out of 6,924Before him are Ian Curtis (1956), Tilda Swinton (1960), Tom Hardy (1977), Patrick Blackett (1897), David McCallum (1933), and David Cameron (1966). After him are Michael Atiyah (1929), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Vera Lynn (1917), Chris Rea (1951), James Gregory (1638), and Graham Chapman (1941).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Keith Moon ranks 47Before him are John Paul Jones (1946), John Cale (1942), Bill Wyman (1936), Pete Townshend (1945), Ian Paice (1948), and Ian Curtis (1956). After him are Brian Eno (1948), Ronnie Wood (1947), Slash (1965), Ginger Baker (1939), Steve Harris (1956), and John Mayall (1933).