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Keith Moon and His drums

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Nowadays, drums are just part of the supporting role that makes music but way back in the early 1900’s, drummers are often the ones who lead the band. Who wouldn’t know of Keith Moon of “The Who”, Mitch Mitchell of “Jimi Hendrix Experience and John Bonham of “Led Zeppelin” right? These legendary drummers who lived for years became the inspiration of many drummers of today.
Keith Moon was one of the best rock artist and best drummer of all time. He started playing the drums when his father gave him a kit costing $17. What was thought to be just a passing time for him became more than a fad and he continued getting better and better until he finally started his career. The drum kit he used at the early gigs of “The Who” was said to be the first kit his father bought for him.
This legendary drummer was known for his mischievousness with the drums rather than him taking care of it. His reputation of caring for it was below what one would expect. One example is when they were featured on the Smothers Brothers show and Moon exhibited an absolute anarchy and planted detonating charges in his drum shells that made a ruckus all over the set especially when they saw Moon’s arms and legs being pierced with shrapnel.
Though being really bad to his drums in public, kicking and making chaos in every concert and appearance they made, Moon’s attachment to it was said to be unparalleled, the producers of his kits strengthened this fact. They said Moon always knew what will happen if he does things and that it really won’t break despite the kicking and all, in fact few drums have returned to them for repairing. They say Keith Moon expresses his personality through his drums.
‘The Who’ concerts are really well known, and if you’re in one you would definitely want an encore, not that you’ll get one after the chaos Keith Moon will make. But despite the facts about Keith Moon, he still proved that drums are not just instrument for drummers, it’s their life and their partner.

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