Keith Moon Mystery Solved?

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  1. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Who fans know the story of how Keith Moon may have inadvertently ran over his chauffeur accidentally killing him. Just found this website by the son of Moon's chauffeur that may shine some light on this mystery. Makes interesting reading:

    http://del_pasado.tripod.com/keithmoonwasnotdriving/
     
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  2. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Thank you for sharing.
     
  3. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    wow very interesting

    and didn't Kim Moon, also die in a car accident a few years back?
     
  4. missedexit

    missedexit New Member

    Thanks for this. How'd you come by the site?
     
  5. dylankicks

    dylankicks Forum Resident

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    Very interesting...thanks!
     
  6. jeffcdo

    jeffcdo Forum Resident

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    I think Kim died in a car accident too, after running a stop sign. I guess the moral of the story is that Kim was a terrible driver?
     
  7. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Yes, in Austin TX. She was hit by a truck.
     
  8. shinedaddy

    shinedaddy Forum Resident

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    Why does the witness refer to the driver as a she?
     
  9. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer CD Member

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    I wonder what John Lennon thought of Keith Moon's driving.
     
  10. alchemy

    alchemy Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the heads up on this.
     
  11. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

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    Interesting to say the least. As most Who fans know, Moon was haunted by Boland's death for the rest of his life. According to Pamela Des Barres, Moon's girlfriend for three years, he had nightmares about the incident and would wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat saying he had no right to be alive.
     
  12. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    :laugh:
     
  13. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

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    he's saying Kim Moon was driving.
     
  14. celticbob

    celticbob Forum Resident

    Slightly off topic but is there a good bio on Moon?
     
  15. ranasakawa

    ranasakawa Forum Resident

    The book to get:

    It's called 'Dear Boy' 'The Life Of Keith Moon' a brilliant well written book on Keith Moon.
     
  16. celticbob

    celticbob Forum Resident

    Thanks. I saw this one and another just called MOON I believe? Didn't know which was the better one.
     
  17. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    It's the same book. 'Moon' was used as the book title for the North American market. I'm not sure why they thought 'Dear Boy' wasn't going to work. Perhaps it's too English?
     
  18. celticbob

    celticbob Forum Resident

    Interesting. Never took notice of the author.
     
  19. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident Thread Starter

    On the AbbeyRd Message board another picture of John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the 70's turned up and Keith Moon was in the foreground with his chauffeur at the time and Keith was looking the worst for wear. Someone on the board asked if that was the chauffeur who was killed and the op said no and posted the link to the website.
     
  20. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    It probably doesn't include the first song on Rubber Soul.
     
  21. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

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  22. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    The statement written by the eyewitness is confusingly written. He refers to the victim Neil Boland as "the driver" because he was Moon's chauffeur, even though he obviously was not driving at the time. Kim Moon was apparently driving.

    Tony Fletcher is the author to look for.
     
  23. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    hiding that kinda secret
    probably added to his self destructive behavior
    and his equally destructive behavior towards her
     
  24. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

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    Can you upload that picture? I know a couple have turned up lately, but I don't think I've seen that one.

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    nilsson_mccartney_lennon.jpg

    On a related book note, the long out of print Full Moon by Peter “Dougal” Butler is available again.
     
  25. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    Perhaps he was fearful that if he publicly trashed her, she would respond in kind and reveal the many instances of domestic violence she had suffered at his hands. Or perhaps he continued to have a misguided sense of wanting to protect her, even after the divorce.
     
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