Tony Fletcher, who was born in Yorkshire, England, almost the exact week Keith Moon joined the band that would become the Who, still treasures the great drummer's autograph on a 1978 issue of the magazine Jamming!, which he started as a schoolboy in London. In the several lifetimes since, Fletcher has written books on R.E.M. and Echo and the bunnymen, contributed to magazines, newspapers, and television shows all over the world, and worked extensively as a DJ and A&R consultant. He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.
?Explosive and entertaining.?--Vanity Fair?Absorbing?a terrific read.?--People?[A] clear, sober account?if you loved the Who, you will appreciate this book.?--The Washington Post Book World?A monumental, fascinating, and highly readable portrait of rock's most flamboyant stickman. I knew Keith's drumming; now I know the rest.?--Max Weinberg?Dauntingly detailed, definitive?Fletcher clearly has done his homework. He points out so many subtleties in Moon's drumming that it's hard to imagine anything left for other journalists to say.?--Newark Star-Ledger?A major biography?Fletcher has written what will surely stand as the definitive word on one of the century's most colorful entertainers. Highly recommended.? --Library Journal?Essential tour-bus reading.? --USA Today Online?A great rock biography?an admirable piece of research, and a damn entertaining read.?--The Austin Chronicle?Fascinating?Fletcher [is] a lively storyteller with a keen ear for music?Moon manages to capture'often hilariously'the lunatic antics that earned Moon his nickname yet never fails to take him seriously as an artist.?--Entertainment Weekly?Brings [Keith Moon] into focus in greater detail than ever before, and the effect is at once awe-inspiring and horrifying.?--Gear?Entertaining?A coherent and organized account of a subject that is anything but.?--The Tampa Tribune-Times?An extremely rich, finely-observed portrait not only of the man himself but of the Who?Every rock fan'and certainly every Who fan'should own MOON.?--Fort Worth Star-Telegram?Wonderful?highly readable?full of hilarious stories but never ignores the fact that Moon's energetic drumming is what made the Who so distinctive.?--BakersfieldCalifornian?Insightful?an energizing, affectionate book.?--Palm Beach (FL) Meredian