Apr 16, 2012, 6:41 PM EST
Yeah, sure, they’re doing amazing things with hologram technology these days. But we’re not to the point where we can make people believe that Keith Moon is still alive.
Welcome to the London Olympics, where organizers are trying to put together an impressive show for their opening ceremonies. To that end, they thought they’d invite Keith Moon, legendary drummer for The Who. The only drawback to this plan is that Moon has been dead since 1978.
London Olympics organizers recently approached The Who’s manager, Bill Curbishley, to see if the group’s legendary bad boy drummer Keith Moon would be available to perform. Problem is, Moon died in 1978 from an accidental overdose of prescription medicine.
Curbishley said he made sure to answer the request in a timely fashion.
“I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to The Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I die before I get old,’” Curbishley told Metro.co.uk. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”
There was speculation last year The Who would be performing, but nothing has been confirmed, Spinner reported.
Considering Moon’s current state, it’s unlikely he would show, but Buzz60 correspondent Gillian Pennsavalle wonders if the Olympics organizers are exploring other options.
“What’s next?” she asked. “Asking John Lennon to perform?”
If you didn’t have faith before that the 2012 Olympics were going to be the best ever, I’ll bet you do now.
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