Olympics Organizers Ask Keith Moon to Play Closing Ceremony

keith moon

(reprinted from Rolling Stone)

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. The Olympics organizers wanted the late drummer to take part  in the Symphony of Rock, a celebration of British pop culture that will be part  of the Games’ closing ceremony on August 12th.

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