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Keith Moon Dies Before He Gets Old

Simon Frith, Village Voice, The, 18 September 1978

I WAS TYPING the last paragraph of my Who review when a news flash on the radio announced that Keith Moon was dead: "We'll bring you further details as soon as we have them." No need. Whatever the coroner decides, Keith Moon has died from 15 years of being "the wild man of pop."

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