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By Tony Fletcher

Keith Moon used to be greater than simply rock's maximum drummer, he used to be a lovely personality and an extravagant hell raiser who - in a last, uncharacteristic act of grace - really did die earlier than he received previous. This re-creation incorporates a newly written After note that consiers Moon's lasting legacy, the dying of John Entwistle and The Who's ongoing profession within the new millennium. during this impressive biography, Tony Fletcher questions the myths, avoids the time-honoured anecdotes and talks afresh to people who the place closest to Moon together with Kim, his spouse of 8 years, and Linda, his sister and Annette Walter-Lax, his major female friend of the ultimate years. additionally interviewed are Oliver Reed, Larry Hagman, David Putnam, Alice Cooper, Dave Edmunds, Jeff Beck, John Entwistle etc who labored and partied with him. In interviewing over a hundred those who knew Moon, Fletcher unearths the reality at the back of the 'famous' stunts that by no means occured - and the extra outrageous ones that did! He additionally uncovers staggering information about Moon's outrageous extravagance which used to be financed by means of The Who's American luck.

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My wandering father who by the time I was nine had taken a series of engineering and construction jobs all over the world, built dams in Alaska, bridges in India, and oil refineries in Ceylon. The times he did come back to see me, home for a couple of days from his world adventures, he brought me exotic presents. One Sunday afternoon, his usual visiting time, he pulled up in his big green Packard convertible and honked the horn for me to come out. I got in the car and he burned a little rubber pulling away from the curb.

Almost every morning before school, my best friend, Butch Bayliss, and I played ping-pong in his basement, and in the afternoons we’d sit in his kitchen while his mother made us iced tea and fed us homebaked cookies. I often wished I didn’t have to go home—that Butch’s mother or somebody would just phone up my house one day and say that I was going to move in with them. One school day afternoon, I walked into the house and there she was, in the dark living room, looking at me. ” 49 The Talking Cure I looked at her and something elemental twitched inside me.

Through the vines and leaves I could just make out the shape of a ruined temple. On the back of the postcard it said, “Dear Mike, The jungles of Burma are very hot this time of year. How is everything in Laurelton? ” 57 The Talking Cure CHAPTER FIVE The last thing my father bought for me before he left our house for good was a small Zenith table radio. Over the years it became my permanent lifeline. This radio, a small, dark-brown plastic box, sat on a night table right next to my bed, no more than a foot from my right ear.

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