Keith Moon - Final 24: His Final Hours
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As with other episodes in the series, this one alternates between dramatization, using actors as the main characters, and archival footage about the artist's history. We learn that he was born Keith John Moon, on August 23, 1946. He dropped out of school and, inspired by Gene Krupa, he got hooked on drums. He joined The Who, the group by which he became famous, on April, 1964, when he was seventeen-years old. Events that molded and affected his life, such as his failed marriage, fatherhood, an accident in which a dear friend was killed, life in Los Angeles, and more are also detailed. And, of course, there are the drugs and booze.
Keith Moon's last 24 hours began in London, on September 6, 1978. He and his girlfriend were staying in an apartment where, coincidentally, Mama Cass Elliot died four years earlier. He was trying very hard to quit alcoholism, using the drug Heminevrin. Apparently, he didn't feel like going out that night, as to avoid any temptations. However, he was invited to a party by Paul McCartney, and he was struggling about attending it. Against his best judgment, he and his girlfriend decided to go, not without snorting cocaine before leaving. He was well-loved by people and was always the life of the party.Read more ›
It's your old pal Keith Moon here. You know, "Moonie," "Moon the Loon" ...or, as I very much prefer, The Greatest Rock and Roll Drummer that Ever Was, that is. Or was. I think... But I digress.
Anyroad, we meet today so that I may bring your undivided attention to this marvelous DVD disc entitled - just a moment here, as I do want to make sure I get this completely correct - ahh, yes. "Keith Moon, Final 24: His Final Hours."
Well then! I guess you could call this the, well, final word on the subject, ah-HA-Ha-HaHaHa!
Final 24: His Final Hours. Yes, a tad redundant, I do agree, but nevertheless this splendid disc does promise to, in the very words of its very own press sheet you see, "unlock the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of global icons." Here here!
"Maps out the final twenty-four hours of a famous person's life," it goes on. "Weaves the star's back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death." I see! "These are no ordinary biographies." I should hope not... "They're psychological detective stories attempting to uncover the mystery of why the celebrity died."
You know, I've been wondering that myself quite a bit, I must say! ah-HA-Ha-HaHaHa!
MY "final 24" then: Bailing out on Paul McCartney's "Buddy Holly Story" premiere party - a dreadful bore, it truly was ...and I don't just mean the movie - then home for a quick cutlet and "Dr. Phibes" - now THERE'S a movie, mate! - lay it all down beside the missus for a quick kip and then... and then...Read more ›
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Came yesterday(3-16-15) Way before they said it would.. Watched it immediatley. GREAT!!Published 16 months ago by bradly wolkis
Very informative DVD - Keith Moon may have been the best drummer that ever lived, he had a talent didn't match his brains. Read morePublished on February 23, 2014 by Ron B
The Final 24 on Keith Moon was done pretty well. A little corny at times but over all it was better then I thought it would be. It's worth the money if you are a K. Moon fan.Published on May 27, 2013 by Jimi Huckaby
This really covers the whole story of his life with depth and has some very cool footage of him throughout. This series is so much better than others the same ground. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by M. Eder