One way to ensure you leave an indelible mark on Olympic history is to pull a outrageous move that snatches headlines the world over — and London’s Olympic organizers have effectively done just that.
According to The Who manager, Bill Curbishley, the Opening Ceremony Committee got in touch with an utterly bizarre request: would iconic drummer Keith Moon be available to play during their extravaganza? An ambitious request to be sure, considering Moon has been deceased 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 Curbishley. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”
Despite the mega-blunder, surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend, will reportedly participate in the Olympic festivities in some shape or form. No doubt, they’re having a mighty good laugh right about now.