This band was looking for a drummer, and in the meantime, making do with make-shift drummers instead. Apparently, they needed someone who was volatile in constitution.
On one occasion, they were playing at a London pub with a ‘session’ drummer when, towards the end of their gig, a young man came up and told the drummer to take a hike. With the permission of the other band members, he sat on the drums and proceeded to destroy the entire set by either smashing the membranes of the percussion instruments or letting other parts fly into the audience. After he had finished, one band member turned towards the other and said, “We have found our drummer!” The drummer in question was only 18 years old then!
This drummer became (in)famous for his antics offstage. On one instance, having almost nothing to do in a hotel room, he went out and brought a hatchet, and proceeded to destroy every bit of wooden furniture in his hotel room. Sometime later, when someone came to fetch him and instead saw him sitting on a pile of wood, he asked what the drummer was doing. The reply was, “Just keeping myself out of trouble.”
On another instance, he invited some of his friends over to his house for a very liquid party, during which he passed out on the floor of the living room. His guests, instead of helping him out, proceeded to simply walk all over him for quite sometime! Then, finding him quite a hindrance, they dragged him by the leg up the stairs to his bedroom, breaking his collarbone in the process!
Apparently, the band had a very important recording session for a big television show the next day, and the other members almost flipped when they learned of this injury, because it meant that this great publicity opportunity would slip out of their hands! The drummer had other plans. He called upon a close friend, and on the day of the recording, tied a rope to his hands, handing the other end of the rope to his friend behind the curtains. Whenever it was needed, the friend would pull the rope and let it go, making the drummers hand come crashing on the cymbals! and that was how this session was recorded, and the television audience were none the wiser!
The question is simple. Identify the drummer and the band/group.
Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!
Yes, folks! This is indeed Keith Moon of The Who!
Speaking of them…
Sorry. Couldn’t resist the temptation.