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Old 04-13-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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Maybe if this was the 1976 Olympics...

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Organizers for the London Summer Olympic Games want to hire Keith Moon, the famed Gonzo drummer of the The Who, to play the Closing Ceremonies.

There’s only one problem — he’s dead.

According to Metro, the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games reached out to The Who’s manager Bill Curbishley to see if Keith Moon would be available to play during an Olympic Closing Ceremony called “Symphony of Rock.”

“I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I die before I get old’,” said Curbishley. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

Moon, the hard-partying, hotel-trashing, wild man drummer nicknamed ‘Moon the Loon’, died of a drug overdose in 1978.

LOCOG also asked the Sex Pistols, who declined the offer.

No word from Sid Vicious.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnclar...ng-ceremonies/

Surprised they didn't ask Paul and Ringo...
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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I expect John Bonham to get an invitation soon.
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Honestly, if your boss asked you to hire some dude for the olympics, and you didn't know who that dude was, wouldn't 99% of the population google the guy to figure out who it was? The first entry would be wikipedia and would show that the guy has been dead for 30+ years.
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Exactly. Even if you knew who he was, unless someone handed you his contact information, chances are Google would be your first stop.
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Wonder if Churchill will be making the opening ceremonies...
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I endorse Lord Admiral Nelson to light the Olympic torch!


...on second thought, Guy Fawkes to light the torch.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #10
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I hear Pyeongchang is trying to get Michael Jackson to perform at their opening ceremony.
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After the way the British media bashed our games I can't wait for these ones to be a massive flop.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #12
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Even dead for several decades, Keith Moon would still be a better drummer then most of the people posing as drummers nowadays.

You punk kids have no understanding of the power of Keith Moon

Dig him up, rea-animate him with space radiation, feed him some whiskey and the brains of the backstreet boys and let him rip

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