Even though he’s been dead for 34 years, Keith Moon, the eccentric, devil-may-care wild man known as “Moon the Loon” who drummed for the famous British rock band The Who during their glory years, still makes news on par with his crazy persona.
The UK website The Guardian is reporting that organizers for the 2012 Olympics wanted Moon to play at the opening ceremony in London, where the games are to be held this Summer.
Unbelievably, especially in this information age we live in, nobody in those circles knew that Moon had died of a sedative overdose back in 1978.
The Who’s current manager, Bill Curbishley, told the Sunday Times in London that he was approached to see if Moon would be “available” to perform with the surviving members of The Who.
Right on a macabre tongue firmly planted in cheek cue, Curbishley e-mailed back the organizers telling them that “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 also went on to note that “If [the organizers] have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”
There’s no word yet if they also wanted The Who’s John Entwistle to play bass with Moon, as Entwistle too is also no longer with us.
BUT, if Tupac can be resurrected at this year’s Coachella, which he ridiculously was this weekend, anything can be done by way of Green Screen and some snazzy CG.
It still remains to be seen if Nero, who died in 68 A.D. and had competed in chariot races during the ancient Olympics games during that time, is going to be available as well for London 2012.