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Old 10-02-2011, 04:35 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post
Keith John Moon (23 AUGUST 1946[1] – 7 September 1978) was an English musician, best known for being the drummer of English rock group The Who. He gained acclaim for his exuberant and innovative drumming style, and notoriety for his eccentric and often self-destructive behaviour, earning him the nickname "Moon the Loon". Moon joined The Who in 1964. He played on all albums and singles from their debut, 1964's "Zoot Suit", to 1978's Who Are You, which was released three weeks before his death.

Keith Moon in 1975

Keith was Paul McCartney's guest at a film preview of The Buddy Holly Story on the evening of 6 September 1978. After dining with Paul and Linda McCartney at Peppermint Park in Covent Garden, Moon and his girlfriend, Annette Walter-Lax, returned to a flat on loan from Harry Nilsson, No.12 at 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair in which Cass Elliot had died a little more than four years earlier.Keith Soon then took 32 tablets of Clomethiazole (Heminevrin).

The medication was a sedative he had been prescribed to alleviate his alcohol withdrawal symptoms as he tried to dry out on his own at home; he was desperate to get clean, but was terrified of another stay in the psychiatric hospital for in-patient detoxification. However, Clomethiazole is specifically contraindicated for unsupervised home detox because of its addictiveness, tendency to rapidly induce drug tolerance and dangerously high risk of death when mixed with alcohol.

The pills were also prescribed by a new doctor, Dr. Geoffrey Dymond, who was unaware of Moon's recklessly impulsive nature and long history of prescription sedative abuse. He had given Keith a full bottle of 100 pills, and instructed him to take one whenever he felt a craving for alcohol (but not more than 3 per day). The police determined there were 32 pills in his system, with the digestion of 6 being sufficient to cause his death, and the other 26 of which were still undissolved when he died.

Keith died a couple of weeks after the release of Who Are You. On the album cover, he is seated on a chair back-to-front to hide the weight gained over three years (as discussed in Tony Fletcher's book Dear Boy). Ironically, on the back of the chair appear the words "NOT TO BE TAKEN AWAY".
Keith Moon was cremated after his death in September 1978. His ashes were scattered in the Gardens of Remembrance at Golders Green Crematorium in London.

The Who - Who Are You?

Originally Posted by lightgiver View Post

After attending Royal Military Academy Sandhurst he was commissioned into the Scots Guards as a second lieutenant with a short service commission on 4 AUGUST 1979. He was promoted lieutenant on 4 AUGUST 1981.

Stars Colin Firth as Lieutenant ROBERT Lawrence MC, who lost 43% of his brain and was paralysed as a result of his injuries... Two days from his 22nd birthday.

He was awarded the Military Cross on 11 October 1982.

Tumbledown (2/12)

Tumbledown (4/12)

Made-for-TV film about the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, one of the final battles of the Falklands War. It was fought between 2nd Batallion the Scots Guards and the Fifth Regiment of Marines. RIM5 were easily the best trained and best equipped of Argentine troops in the Falklands War, and the result was a fierce battle. This film depicts some of the fighting, and the aftermath of being injured in battle.
Yeoman hey and dovestones from hollin brown knoll


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