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Keith Moon

1946-1978

 

—City of Westminster —

 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Keith Moon Marker
Inscription.
Legendary Rock Drummer
with 'The Who'

Performed here at
the site of
The Marquee Club
in the 1960s

 
Erected 2009 by The Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 51° 30.806′ N, 0° 8.032′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Wardour Street just south of Broadwick Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Wardour Street, City of Westminster, England W1F 0TH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Joseph Rogers (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); David Bowie (about 90 meters away); Karl Marx (about 90 meters away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (about 120 meters away); Dr. John Snow (about 150 meters away); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (about 180 meters away); William Hazlitt (about 180 meters away); John Logie Baird (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Keith Moon (TheWho.com). Keith Moon, The Who’s celebrated drummer, was born in Wembley on 23 August 1946, and is widely acclaimed as the greatest drummer in the history
Keith Moon Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Keith Moon Marker - Wide View
of rock. Brashly confident, he played quite differently to his peers, turning his massive kit into a lead instrument, and his up-front technique was crucial in establishing The Who’s passionate style. His playing ushered in an era wherein the drums became far more than simply a means of keeping the beat, and much of his recorded legacy from 1965-73 has a timeless quality that has never been repeated, let alone bettered. In this respect Keith Moon was to the drums what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar – a complete original – and as such he was probably the most influential drummer the rock world has ever seen.
(Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 

2. Keith Moon gets plaque at last despite English Heritage snub (The Independent, Feb. 1, 2009). The late Keith Moon, wild-eyed drummer of The Who, is to be honoured with a "blue plaque" just months after English Heritage ruled he was not worthy of the tribute. The plaque – to be unveiled in March at the site of the Marquee Club in Soho by the drummer's former bandmates Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend – will mark the scene of performances that were notorious as much for Moon's hell-raising style as for his skill with the drumsticks....The move follows a campaign by fans of the drummer, who were angered by English Heritage's refusal to acknowledge
Keith Moon Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
3. Keith Moon Marker - Wide View
Moon's place in modern music's pantheon....Recollections of his drum-kit derring-do, coupled with trail-blazing examples of excess and destruction, cut little ice with English Heritage. However, the Heritage Foundation has brokered a deal with Westminster City Council to do the job instead.
(Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 

3. Keith Moon (The Who) Blue Heritage Plaque unveiling by Roger Daltrey, London 2009 (YouTube, 10 min.). Keith Moon is honoured by the Heritage Foundation with a blue plaque at the site of the original Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, London, W1 on Sunday 8th March 2009, by Roger Daltrey, Keith's mum Kit, Mike Reed and the Mayor of Westminster. (Submitted on October 21, 2017.) 

4. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend on Keith Moon (YouTube, 3 min.). (Submitted on October 21, 2017.)
5. The Who - Marquee Club, London, United Kingdom [1967.03.02] (YouTube, 10 min.). (Submitted on October 21, 2017.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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