The London Olympics invite Keith Moon to perform at the opening ceremony
Maybe if this was the 1976 Olympics...
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.
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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