The time The Who’s Keith Moon played a drum solo with a bunch of fish

Friday (September 7) was the 40th anniversary of the death of The Who’s Keith Moon. He was one of kind.

In honour of the anniversary of his death is this drum solo filmed on October 8, 1974, for a show called Wide World in Concert: Midnight Special.

Two things to note: (a) The fish inside one of the toms (remember Ludwig’s acrylic kits?): and (b) the dudes dancing to it.

Here’s Keith’s last-ever TV interview, recorded about a month before he died.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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