Keith Moon honoured with London plaque...

Late Who drummer and all-round lunatic Keith Moon is to be honoured with a plaque next to one of the sites occupied by the Marquee Club in London. The plaque is being installed in recognition of his most famous drum kit trashing performances that took place at the club.

According to the Independent, the plaque will be put up by a body called the Heritage Foundation, who exist to pay tribute to entertainment greats, with the permission of Westminster City Council.

The Heritage Foundation's David Graham told the newspaper: "Keith has been overlooked but was such a character - you don't get characters like him any more. We were delighted to organise a plaque for Keith, and the Marquee is the perfect place because it was at the centre of the rock gigs in London".

Chris Barnes

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