Keith Moon was a Beach Boys fan, says Daltrey

It has emerged in a recent interview with The Who frontman Roger Daltrey that drum loon Keith Moon was so keen on The Beach Boys that he would have left The Who to join them if he'd been given the chance.

Daltrey told Australian tabloid The Courier-Mail: "He was a mad Beach Boys fan. He would have left the Who at the drop of a hat to join the Beach Boys. Even at our height, when the Beach Boys were on their way down and the Who were at the top of the world, if the Beach Boys had asked him to drum for them, he would have gone. We used to do 'Barbara Ann' for Keith to keep him happy!"

Imagine what the Beach Boys would have sounded like that with a little of Moonie's percussive input...

Chris Barnes

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