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)"
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