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Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon
     

Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon

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by Tony Fletcher
 

RECORD COLLECTOR BOOK OF THE YEAR 1998: The Epic biography of rock's wildest superstar.

Keith Moon was more than just rock's greatest drummer, he was also its greatest character...and wildest party animal. Fuelled by vast quantities of drink, drugs, insecurities and confusion, Moon destroyed everything with gleeful abandon: drum kits, houses, cars,

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RECORD COLLECTOR BOOK OF THE YEAR 1998: The Epic biography of rock's wildest superstar.

Keith Moon was more than just rock's greatest drummer, he was also its greatest character...and wildest party animal. Fuelled by vast quantities of drink, drugs, insecurities and confusion, Moon destroyed everything with gleeful abandon: drum kits, houses, cars, hotels, relationships and, finally, himself.

In Dear Boy, Tony Fletcher has captured lightning in a bottle - the essence of a totally incorrigible yet uniquely generous boy who never grew up, and who changed the lives of all who knew him. From a life distorted by myths of debauchery and comic anarchy, Fletcher has created a searingly personal portrait of Keith Moon. From over 100 first-hand interviews, he traces with deadly accuracy Moon's remarkable journey from his working-class Northwest London childhood, through the Who's glory years to the California high-life and a sad, premature death.

Here too are fascinating insights into the history of the Who and the emergent British pop culture revolution of post-war years. Keith Moon was one of the shock troops of that revolution: the world's greatest rock drummer, a phenomenal character and an extravagant hell-raiser who - in a final, uncharacteristic act of grace - actually did die before he got old.

Illustrated with many photos from personal and Who archives.

This is the 2005 Updated version with a new and extended afterword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857122223
Publisher:
Music Sales Corporation
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
625,743
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

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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Dear Boy: The Life Of Keith Moon 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
john pattwell More than 1 year ago
being a who fan since 1971 i have seen the who in concert 6 times. this book really breaks down the myths surrounding arguably the best rock drummer ever. its a real shame the early demise of such a rock icon. highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((IKR!))<p> There is this boy clique thing that are so totally RA<_>CIST omg! Even the African Americans are racist against themselves! They're like, "Ni<_>gga, we got the swag and you don't." And, they're ra<_>cist against us Asians too! There are only three Asians in my school. Seriously. Me, Oliver, and this girl below my grade. The boys are like "Ching chong chong! Cheng shong! Wong wong!" And they're like, "YO ASIAN!" I'm getting pissed off. Even the girls say that! Such bi<_>tches. Spanish population DOMINATE the school, seriously, what can i say? My friend from Jamaica and my other friend from Honolulu are so skinny, yet i'm so fat, and even the boys don't notice me. And that stupid fat-ass Ana got my other crush, and i'm ignoring her right now. And the boys notice stuff like bo<_>obs and as<_>ses. Per<_>verts. They're like, "Yo Anna! Nice ti<_>ts you got there!" HELP ME!!!!!!<p> -A. Drea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate it when anyone's sexist. Many boys have a rule of not hitting girls, which I think is idiotic. If a girl came at you or someone else with a machine gun, would you not hit freaking gun out of her hands if possible. It is insulting as well, insinuating that females can't fight. I mean, you shouldn't hurt anyone without a valid reason (if thy are trying to hurt you or someone else). I HATE it when anyone is sexist, so, um, yeah. Bye<br> ~Opinionated
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate when guys ignore you. Or when you see your crush walk by and he stares at you but won't talk to you..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ha im sorry i do that to a girl in my class but she knows were joking
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theres someone in my class. He tries to impress my friend and he always ends up being ignored. She calls him stupid (lol). And he keeps trying! Its so fricking funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok first of all, if a boy tries to act cool and fail in front of a girl, it means he likes her. So if you told him he's stupid, good luck finding a boyfriend. There is a girl called Grace in my class and she is a total bit.ch, especially since she always has to sit in front of me. Next, if you have a problem with a boy, tell your boyfriend. Oh wait, you'll never have boyfriend because you called them all stupid. Loser! See ya later, fkas!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It annoys me a LOT when boys (one in particular) talks a lot about video games, and carries big cardboard swords around. And when he's really casual- at formal events, he wears a t-shirt and sweats. And he when he didn't brush his hair (which is always).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It annoys ME when girls try to tell us what is wrong with us in an attempt to change us. We are who we are. If you can' t deal with it, be alone for the rest of your life.