Dear Boy: The Life Of Keith Moon (Updated Edition)

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Publisher: Omnibus Press
Artist: Keith Moon
Format: Books | Biography
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.
ISBN: 9781844498079
No of pages: 596
Language: English
Catalogue No: OP50699
 
     

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      This is my favourite rock biography. Tony Fletcher's writing is fantastic and the story amazing. A MUST READ. Can't say enough good things about 'Dear Boy' except if you haven't read it yet, it's more than worth a read. Enjoy!
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