5/25/78: Keith Moon's Final Performance w/The Who

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via Ultimate Classic Rock   Although nobody knew it at the time, the four, original members of The Who would perform on a stage for the last time on May 25, 1978.  The band set up at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England to get some additional  performance footage for The Kids Are Alright Doc. 

A small crowd was brought in to give the feel of a full, live concert. The Director was getting restless with the takes they had and asked the boys to play "Won't Get Fooled Again" one more time to try and capture the band in all their over-the-top glory. He got the take he wanted, Keith Moon took his bow at the front of the stage, greeted some fans and left the stage for what sadly, would be the last time. BY all accounts, he didn't play that well on that night, nor did he look that well either. Four months later, he would die of  an overdose of Heminevrin, a drug intended to treat or prevent symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. He was just 32.  Below is some film from that final performance. 

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