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The Horse Tranquilizer Incident

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

So, I came into this great video and wanted to share it with you guys… It definitely cant be considered a Keith Moon video as he is only on camera for about 10 seconds during the entire 8+ minutes.

But his absence is what makes this video great.

Sometime during a Who show on November 20, 1973, Keith downs a pile of horse tranquilizers handed to him by an audience member, and chases them with a bottle of brandy. Evidently mumbling something to the effect of “I can take it, I’m Keith “Fucking” Moon.

As you will see, it all goes downhill from there.

Here are the highlights: The Who are playing the Cow Palace in California. They are an hour into a show on the Quadrophenia tour:

  • At 0:09 Keith’s drums come to a weak halt in the middle of “Wont Get Fooled Again.”
  • At 1:10 Pete tells the crowd that Keith’s passed out.
  • At 2:40 Keith manages to come back on stage, looking quite off balance.
  • At 3:50 Moon passes out a 2nd time, and the roadies drag him off the drum set. This time he is finished.
  • At 5:00 Pete announces that Keith is done for the night.
  • At 5:24 Pete asks the audience, “can anybody play the drums? I mean somebody good.”
  • At 6:30 a lucky guy from the audience named Scott Halpin takes a seat behind the immortal “Pictures of Lilly” drumset.
  • At 6:40 Scot Halpin and the band launch into “Smokestack Lightning” followed by “Spoonful” but the video seems to skip most of the music.
  • At 8:19 Scot Halpin and the band take a bow…

Its pretty amazing. For anyone who wants to hear more about this incident, Scot gave an interview about it, that has some additional details on how he was picked from the audience by none other than Bill Graham himself. Talk about your 15 minutes of fame. This has got to be written into the movie somehow…

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I am just one person who also happens to be a huge Who fan. The legendary Keith Moon has always been a fascinating figure for me. When I heard that there might be a movie about Keith produced by none other than Roger Daltrey, I had to build this site to unleash my enthusiasm.

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