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London organizers ask The Who’s Keith Moon to perform at Olympics. No response so far

Apr 16, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT


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 “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.

  1. texangirl - Apr 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    If they are inviting dead people then they need to start with Freddie Mercury.

  2. crosberries - Apr 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Of all the people to bring back it’s Freddie mercury first???

    • texangirl - Apr 17, 2012 at 8:01 AM

      Of course, the greatest rock frontman, why not?…the man sang great live, no lip syncing, no auto-tune, no choreographed crap, no dancers, no stand up background singers and played the piano with a sound like Mozart. I think Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and the rock world would highly approve.

      • crosberries - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM

        Jimmi Hendrix, John Bonham, Kurt coBain, John Lennon, Shannon hoon. I’m not saying he’s bad cause queen was great just a question.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM

        As Abigail Adams (who was born British) said, remember the ladies. So how about Cass Elliot and Janis Joplin?

    • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM

      Who else is gonna rock you?

    • texangirl - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

      Only one slot open but if two slots definitely Mercury & Hendrix.

  3. mybrunoblog - Apr 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    London Olympic organizers first reached out to Elvis but were disappointed when he did not return calls so they settled on Keith Moon.