Olympic organisers request dead Who drummer for closing ceremony.
In a fine example of life imitating art, the London 2012 Olympic committee, no doubt paying tribute to the excellent BBC 2 comedy Twenty Twelve, approached The Who’s management to request Keith Moon take part in closing ceremony, ‘Symphony of Rock’, a celebration of British pop culture.
So it’s all good then.
The band’s manager Bill Curbishley told the Sunday Times he had been approached to see if Moon ‘would be available’ to play. “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'”, said Curbishley. “If they have a around table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”
Moon the Loon, as he was affectionately referred to, passed away as a result of an accidental overdose in 1978. As any fool knows!