Who: Dead Drummer Invited To Olympics

The Who manager had been contacted by U.K. Olympics committee inquiring about the possibility of Moon's attendance - to learn the rocker died in 1978.

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The Who rocker Roger Daltrey has poked fun at the organizers of the 2012 London Olympics after they e-mailed the band and requested the presence of late drummer Keith Moon at the summer event's opening ceremony.

It was rumored last month that The Who manager Bill Curbishley had been contacted by an official from the U.K. Olympics committee inquiring about the possibility of Moon's attendance - only to learn the rocker had died in 1978.

Daltrey was quizzed about the bizarre claims during an appearance on U.S. Talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Thursday, when he admitted the gossip was indeed true.

Laughing about the mix-up, Daltrey said, "It could only happen in Britain. We are so organized. We got a letter - well, an email - requesting could Keith Moon attend the opening ceremony (of the Olympics) and our manager sent an email back saying, "Well actually he currently resides at Golders Green Crematorium, where he's been for the last 34 years! But maybe if you got a round table, some candles and some glasses, you might be able to get him back (through a seance)"

Thanks for the report to Jam.canoe.ca.

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    Krieger91
    I also like how the manager explained the joke:
    "Well actually he currently resides at Golders Green Crematorium, where he's been for the last 34 years! But maybe if you got a round table, some candles and some glasses, you might be able to get him back (through a seance) "
    ne14t
    maybe they are making Zombies? I would totally see a band comprised of famous zombies, **** holograms!
    FlyingPirahna
    AeroRocker wrote: Maestro1600 Did you just give us permission to discuss a story? Gee, thanks. Let me clarify, every few comments had "this is a month old, etc." Then I removed them and said to stop bringing it up.
    Pretty cOLD of you.
    Mack888
    Let's just hope they organize their security force better than this... Then again, if they were intending on having Moon perform, they probably weren't really bothered about shit getting blown up anyway!
    RoboHendrix
    Keith Moon? Y U NO invite John Bonham and Jimi Hendrix too? Maybe John Lennon could tag along? :/
    badfish_lewis
    Ya this happened a while ago. Probably just some idiot who first heard of The Who after watching CSI
    Vicryl 2.0
    Garagepoet wrote: should get him together w/ Brian Jones on guitar, John Lennon on vocals & Sid Vicious on bass...
    Sid Vicious was an insult to bass players. all he did was glorifying his persona as a tool...
    NichOrion
    This doesn't make a lot of sense to me at the moment, but it's pretty damn funny.
    cory_i
    Shows how out of touch the higher-ups of these big ceremonies and shows are.
    Maestro1600
    AeroRocker wrote: Maestro1600 Did you just give us permission to discuss a story? Gee, thanks. Let me clarify, every few comments had "this is a month old, etc." Then I removed them and said to stop bringing it up.
    Ok, so you responded to comments that you deleted?
    Maestro1600
    hmcguire wrote: Unholy Crusada wrote: Maybe they were trying to ask permission to use a hologram... Then they would say "Hey, can we use Keith in a Hologram?" Instead of "Can Keith come and play drums"
    Hey, you're right! I bet Unholy Crusada is feeling pretty silly now for making that mistake.
    Reagar
    What amuses me is that they find it amusing. I mean, the manager made some joke about seances, isn't that sort of making light of the guy's death? Not that I'm opposed to that
    foxytabber
    Garagepoet wrote: should get him together w/ Brian Jones on guitar, John Lennon on vocals & Sid Vicious on bass...
    Too bad Vicious didn't even plug in to play the bass when he played live..
    stratomaiden
    LOL are they serious?, I guess it was some poser fan who finished playing ROCKBAND or watched CSI
    Lord_Doku
    Even if they were acutally asking for permission to use Keith's hologram, how are you going to fit his stage persona on a screen ?
    Maestro1600
    AeroRocker wrote: Ok, it's old news. You can still discuss it. Checked.
    Did you just give us permission to discuss a story? Gee, thanks.
    AeroRocker
    Maestro1600 Did you just give us permission to discuss a story? Gee, thanks.
    Let me clarify, every few comments had "this is a month old, etc." Then I removed them and said to stop bringing it up.
    Garagepoet
    should get him together w/ Brian Jones on guitar, John Lennon on vocals & Sid Vicious on bass...
    hmcguire
    Unholy Crusada wrote: Maybe they were trying to ask permission to use a hologram...
    Then they would say "Hey, can we use Keith in a Hologram?" Instead of "Can Keith come and play drums"
    Reagar
    stratomaiden wrote: LOL are they serious?, I guess it was some poser fan who finished playing ROCKBAND or watched CSI
    Or potentially even some guy who wasn't even slightly a fan
    theogonia777
    Krieger91 wrote: I also like how the manager explained the joke: "Well actually he currently resides at Golders Green Crematorium, where he's been for the last 34 years! But maybe if you got a round table, some candles and some glasses, you might be able to get him back (through a seance)"
    He wasn't explaining the joke: the author of the article was. Supplemental information is often added in formal writing by using parentheses.
    judo_john
    This shit is old lol.I heard about this on a comedy panel show during the week lol. It was from a good while ago this news came out though
    cris9310
    I know I'm not the only one who thought they were thinking about holograms
    thebigredjj10
    They should try to bring back dead people, you know, just to see whats on the other side.
    tennesseehild
    Unholy Crusada wrote: Maybe they were trying to ask permission to use a hologram...
    NO! NO! NO, NO NO NO NO!!!!!