Keith Moon - would have been 66 today (August 23rd).

The Who In Session – 1965-1967 (Keith Moon – August 23, 1946) – Nights At The Roundtable

Moon the Loon – would have been 66 today (August 23rd).

Click on the link here for audio player: The Who BBC Sessions – 1965-1967

Depending on where you’re reading this, it’s either still August 23rd or already August 24th. In any event, it would be criminal to let a birthday observance go unnocticed of one of the most celebrated drummers in rock. Keith Moon was certainly the spirit of The Who and it may have been a considerably different band without him. A musician who happened to play the drums, Moon did more to change the perception of drumming than anyone else at the time. Taking it from the place of being an elaborate time keeper to becoming an integral part of the classic songs of Pete Townsend. He was in a league of his own and one of the most influential drummers of the 20th century.

And today would have been his 66th birthday.

So in honor of that, here are a few sessions featuring Keith and The Who from 1965 and 1967.

Here’s what’s on the player:

1. My Generation – November 27, 1965
2. Pictures of Lily – January 21, 1967
3. A Quick One (While He’s Away) – January 21, 1967

He is still missed.

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  1. dougdenslowe says:

    Before the Who was a power trio……..er,quartet.Before Monterey and Tommy and Live at Leeds,the Who were a pop group whose Mod association was second only to the Kinks.Another amazing BBC production.Pete Townsend remarked that singer Roger Daltery didn’t come into his own until Tommy.Although this is much before that it’s still pop history at its finest.Thanks Gordon.