Keith Moon Rare docufilm

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The Strange friendship of Oliver reed and Keith Monn and Living Famously are two forgotten video coming up from You tube platform.First clip is a 7 minutes real amazing patchwork which mix Ken doll toys and real footage. a must watch. very funny indeed. Second Clip is a 55 minutes story  about the madness, the jokes, the way of life of the Whos’ drummer, featuring Pete Townshend, Late british actors, former girlfriend  Annette Walter -Lax, and others.

 

 

On the night of September 6, 1978, Moon and his girlfriend Annette Walter-Lax attended a party in London, hosted by Paul McCartney. During the party, and at the midnight premier of The Buddy Holly Story that followed, Moon took Clomethiazole, a sedative prescribed to help him cope with alcohol withdrawal. When he got home, he took more. Walter-Lax found his lifeless body when she checked on him on the afternoon of September 7. An autopsy showed that Moon had taken 32 tablets of Clomethiazole. His doctor had told him not to exceed three per day.annette-walter-lax-keith-moon-1

In a public statement following Moon’s death, Townshend wrote: “We have lost our great comedian, our supreme melodramatist, the man, who apart from being the most unpredictable and spontaneous drummer in rock, would have set himself alight if he thought it would make the audience laugh or jump out of its seats. We have lost our drummer but also our alter-ego. He drove us hard many times but his love of every one of us always ultimately came through…. We loved him and he’s gone.”

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