Olympics invites dead The Who drummer to play ceremony

Olympics invites dead The Who drummer to play ceremony

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Musician Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

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Organizers with the London 2012 Olympic Games recently asked legendary rock band The Who if drummer Keith Moon would be available to play with the band in the opening ceremony.

The only problem, as the band manager pointed out, is that Moon has been dead for 34 years.

"I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to The Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old,'" said The Who manager Bill Curbishley. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him."

But that may not stop The Who from performing. Original members Moon and bassist John Entwistle have died, but singer Roger Daltry and guitarist Pete Townsend still tour with the band, and even performed in the halftime show when the Saints won the Super Bowl.

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