Saturday, August 23, 2008
Moon the Loon
Drummer Keith Moon was born on this date in 1946.
Keith is known for innovative, dramatic drumming, often eschewing basic back beats for a fluid, busy technique focused on fast, cascading rolls across the toms and cymbal crashes. Moon was one of the first to play drums as a lead instrument in an era when drums were supposed only to keep the back beat. He is regarded as one of the greatest rock drummers.
Sadly, Keith Moon passed away Sept. 7th 1978.
Below you can watch Keith performing with The Who at Woodstock in 1969.