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Who Drummer Keith Moon – Dead For 34 Years – Invited To Play The Olympics

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Maybe the organizers of the 2012 Olympics don’t get out much. Hoping to make the opening ceremonies unforgettable, they reached out to the management of the rock group The Who to see if drummer Keith Moon would be available for the festivities.  Trouble is – Moon has been dead since 1978.

Bill Curbishley, representing The Who – responded with a sense of humor.

Bill Curbishley told The Times how he responded to the request.

“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,'” he said. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

Still – the Moon-less Who is expected to be represented at the 2012 Olympics.

The surviving members of The Who, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend, still tour and are expected to play some role in the Olympic festivities. Nothing against the band who gave the world “Quadrophenia” and “Tommy,” but if you’re going to go for big names to play at the Olympics, why not try and get John Lennon and George Harrison to stage a Beatles reunion? Go for the gold, as they say.

Keith Moon, The Who drummer who died in 1978, was invited to play at the Olympics | Fourth-Place Medal – Yahoo! Sports.

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