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Dressed in ginger clothes and with his hair dyed ginger (future bandmate Pete Townshend later described him as a "ginger vision"), In the words of the drummer, "they said go ahead, and I got behind this other guy's drums and did one song-'Road Runner.' I'd several drinks to get me courage up and when I got onstage I went arrggg Ghhhh on the drums, broke the bass drum pedal and two skins, and got off. "We used to fight regularly," remembered Moon in later years.
"John [Entwistle] and I used to have fights – it wasn't very serious, it was more of an emotional spur-of-the moment thing." the pair had a rapport in the early years and enjoyed practical jokes and improvised comedy.
Moon grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley, in Middlesex, and took up the drums during the early 1960s.
After playing with a local band, the Beachcombers, he joined the Who in 1964 before they recorded their first single.
He became addicted to alcohol, particularly brandy and champagne, and acquired a reputation for decadence and dark humour; his nickname was "Moon the Loon." After moving to Los Angeles with personal assistant Peter "Dougal" Butler during the mid-1970s, Moon recorded his only solo album, the poorly received Two Sides of the Moon.
While touring with the Who, on several occasions he passed out on stage and was hospitalised.
– 7 September 1978) was an English drummer for the rock band the Who.
Throughout Moon's tenure with the Who his drum kit steadily grew in size, and along with Ginger Baker, Moon has been credited as one of the earliest rock drummers to regularly employ double bass drums in his setup.His favourite musicians were jazz artists, particularly Gene Krupa (whose flamboyant style he subsequently copied). ' And Roger, who was the spokesman then, said: 'What are you doing next Monday? If you want to come, we'll pick you up in the van.' I said: 'Right.' And that was it." Moon's arrival in the Who changed the dynamics of the group.A commonly cited story of how Moon joined the Who is that he appeared at a show shortly after Sandom's departure, where a session drummer was used. Afterwards I was sitting at the bar and Pete came over. ' I said: 'Nothing.' I was working during the day, selling plaster. Sandom had generally been the peacemaker as Daltrey and Townshend feuded between themselves, but because of Moon's temperament the group now had four members frequently in conflict.His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians.He was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1982, becoming only the second rock drummer to be chosen, and in 2011, Moon was voted the second-greatest drummer in history by a Rolling Stone readers' poll.