Keith Moon: The Final 24 (Full Documentary)
September 6, 1978. Keith Moon is one of the most outrageous rock’n’roll performers in the world. As the genius drummer for The Who, wild-man Moon is a non-stop party animal. In 24 hours, however, the party will be over… And Moon will be dead. Featuring archival footage, dramatic reenactments, and interviews with his family and closest companions, Final 24 documents the final moments of this rock star’s life.
Directed by Mike Parkinson
When I was about sixteen I was in a shop on Shaftesbury avenue called Drum City with a friend who was looking for drum sticks. We were talking to the owner when he suddenly started looking intensely to the front of the shop. He said “wait a minute” and ran towards the door. Standing there looking in was Keith Moon in a top hat and tails. He asked him in and brought him to where we were standing. We were speechless with our mouths open as Keith Moon said to us, “hello lads”. The owner asked him to sit at a drum kit and give them a try, which he did. Imagine the scene, you are a sixteen year old kid (who liked The Who) and there you are standing right in front of the craziest drummer of the times and he’s performing just for you!! He was amazing of course and when it was over we just floated out of the shop and down the road! It was a moment I have never forgotten! 😊
I LOVE these ‘final 24’ pieces SO much. I wish they would do more of them, I have already seen them all 😔
There were times during this that I thought the narrator was talking about me. I shared many of Keith’s traits. Alcohol, drugs, music, etc. Only difference is I’m still alive now at 68 y/o and been sober and dope free for 38 years. The 70’s were a great time, but they sure took a toll. So much great talent lost too soon.
I was born in 1952. I was awakened by the Beatles, the Who, Small Faces and The Stones after years of beige musical crap. Once I witnessed Keith Moon my destiny was written. I managed to play drums professionally for many years. I worked with Chuck Berry, Four Tops, Temptations and many others. Thank you KEITH JOHN MOON. I managed to survive the years of lunacy on the road. ❤️
My folks told me about The Who and I have to say they’re absolutely awesome. Keith moon was such a great drummer. But it’s sad he died 44 years ago. If he were still alive now he be married and he be living in a house he be playing the drums .
Tony Fletcher’s book “Dear Boy” is the best rock biography I have read. A brilliantly written story about someone who’s life that had it not been witnessed, you’d simply never believe. Such a crazy life… Can’t recommend the book enough.
I got to see the Who shortly before he died in NYC. The Who were the most exciting (and loud) band in the world, and they did not disappoint. I was impressed with the entire band. John Entwistle had what amounts to an entire PA for a bass amp. Pete Townsend had several Hiwatt Stacks. It was incredibly loud, and they sounded amazing.