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Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend

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Keith Moon was an exception to every known rule. He revolutionized the concept of the drummer in rock & roll, leading from the back rather than offering mere support. With the Who, he achieved far greater international fame than his instrument was meant to inspire, only to treat his celebrity as an ongoing opportunity to send up the whole notion. He sneered at the dominant British stiff upper lip while appropriating it effectively enough to delete his working-class background at will. He tempted fate with an almost unparalleled intake of alcohol and drugs, beckoning the world to laugh with him at his apparent charmed existence. More than twenty years after his death, Moon is still revered as the greatest drummer in rock history and the single wildest personality in an age of pop excess. His life and work have become the stuff of legend. Here, in the pages of this masterful book, is the unvarnished truth.

Music Journalist Tony Fletcher has spent more than three years researching Keith Moon's life and interviewing dozens of Moon's friends, colleagues, and associates. The result is an instant classic, the definitive biography of one of rock's seminal figures, a work that brilliantly illuminates both the tender and self-destructive sides of this singular personality.

Wielding the force and propulsive power of a novelist, Fletcher leads the reader through Moon's whirlwind career, making his incredible creative trailblazing easily understandable even to nonmusicians. His clear-eyed reporting of Moon's hyperactive, peripatetic offstage life is compelling and comprehensive, remarkable in its ability to remain fixed on the very human being at the center of the maelstrom.

This is the story of one of the most outrageous rock stars ever born -- and one of the greatest rock biographies ever written.

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Tony Fletcher, who was born in Yorkshire, England, almost the exact week Keith Moon joined the band that would become the Who, still treasures the great drummer's autograph on a 1978 issue of the magazine Jamming!, which he started as a schoolboy in London. In the several lifetimes since, Fletcher has written books on R.E.M. and Echo and the bunnymen, contributed to magazines, newspapers, and television shows all over the world, and worked extensively as a DJ and A&R consultant. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.

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Book Description Spike - Avon Publications, New York, 1999. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Photos (illustrator). First Edition. 1999 First Edition Hardcover Book in DJ . * Last one * BRAND NEW from 1999 publisher, however * Please note, this last book has a flaw in the photograph section , there is a 1-3/4" closed tear to the edge of the 4 double-sided pages of photos, tiny bump edge, light crease inside flap. Book is clean and unmarked .Price-intact Jacket is now protected in New non-stick clear removable mylar sleeve . Still more than servicable for reading and study; some photos suitable for framing if you should wish. Thick book, 608 pages with index, illustrated with 16 pages of glossy B&W photographs; book design by Kellan Peck; Spike Books, an Avon publication . Size 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 2" thick. Handome book, white textured impressed boards with black cloth spine impressed with title in turquoise blue metallic lettering, in original coordinating black and white photographic jacket , with fetching Moonie pic showing his soulful eyes looking up under his long shiny fringe; wearing his white leather bomber jacket. Author Tony Fletcher starting his career in rock journalism with his own publication Jamming! , begun when he was at school in England. This biography he has written of the legendary Keith Moon has been called by Max Weinberg " Monumental, fascinating, and highly readable " look at " rock's most flamboyant stickman " . and by Matt Pinfield of MTV "One of the best rock biographies ever written by far ". Who was Moon - Moonie to his friends ? He revolutionized rock and roll, with the Who . He lived fast , and died young, and had a wild ride along the way. He was the epitome of a 60s rock star. His death was a shock, but not a surprise. In the meantime he did it his way, and left a legacy that lasted long past his sudden demise. Who he was, and what he did, is all here in this brilliant biography of the life and times of one of the greatest talents and personalities of the sixties music scene, and his life behind the scenes. Charming series of small photographs, include Keith with John Lennon and Yoko Ono ; a few with his wife Kim and little daughter Mandy ; with Peter Noone and Karl Green of the Herman's Hermits ; playing onstage behind his drums on the 1967 Herman's Hermits tour ; filming the Happy Jack promo clip with Pete ; with Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys , and Cathy McGowan on set at Ready Steady Go ; onstage in Sweden destroying his drums ; with The Beachcombers at Hastings Pier in 1963, both onstage and in front of the venue in the van ; onstage with the High Numbers , in London 1964 , and more . " Moon - The Life and Death of a Rock Legend " , by Tony Fletcher. 1999 Hard cover book in Dust Jacket , published by Spike - Avon Publications , New York *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely worldwide since 1965 *** Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 91046

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