Spouse: Kim Kerrigan (17 March 1966 - April 1975) (divorced) 1 child
Was the drummer with The Who along with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle.
Ashes scattered at Golders Green Crematorium, London, England in section 3P.
Joined The Who in late 1964. Prior to that, he played drums for a cover band called The Beachcombers.
The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean were his favorite musicians.
Was the youngest member of The Who.
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Who) in 1990.
Roger Daltrey's song "Under A Raging Moon" was a tribute to him. The recording featured the work of 40 drummers, including Ringo Starr and his son Zak Starkey.
On the cover of the last The Who album recorded with Moon, he is seated in chair upon which the words "Not to Be Taken Away" are stenciled. Moon died within weeks of the album's release.
Was allegedly responsible for The Who being banned from every Holiday Inn in the US for life after creating a ruckus while celebrating his 20th birthday at one of the chain's hotels in the Flint, MI, though actually they continued to use Holiday Inns for much of their career.
Packed flash powder in his base drum during an appearance on the "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1967), causing it to explode. This not only caused Pete Townshend's hair to catch fire and damaged his hearing, but Moon was injured as well. His prime purpose in this prank was to upstage Smothers, and when he appeared right in front of the camera whilst a joke was being cracked, before collapsing, his attempts were successful. Bette Davis was standing backstage during the explosion and fainted.
In reality, Moon and John Entwistle. discussed leaving The Who, going as far to name the band Lead Zeppelin based on the English saying "going over like a lead zeppelin" as Americans say "going over like a lead balloon". Entwistle went as far as to do drawings of the first album cover (the Hindenberg in flames) and they discussed the idea with their then driver Richard Cole. Later when this didn't materialize, and with Cole leaving their employ and going to work with Jimmy Page, the name was indeed used by Page to name the New Yardbirds. Both Moon and Entwistle subsequently took credit for the name.
Daughter with his then wife Kim: Amanda Jane ("Mandy"), born on July 12, 1966.
Shared a house in Los Angeles with John Lennon and May Pang, Ringo Starr, and Harry Nilsson in 1974; it was the same place where Bobby Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe had met for trysts in the early 1960s. They called it their "rock-n-roll rest home", and Moon was fond of coming down to breakfast wearing a trenchcoat slit up the back... and nothing underneath. (Klaus Voormann also lived there with his girlfriend, but steered clear of the other men's antics.)
Was ejected from a hotel suite after a night of nailing and strapping all the furniture to the ceiling.
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