- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2010
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Cineflix
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person's life. The series weaves the star's back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death. These are no ordinary biographies. They're psychological detective stories attempting to uncover the mystery of why the celebrity died. September 6, 1978: Keith Moon is one of the most outrageous rock'n'roll performers in the world. As the genius drummer for The Who, wild-man Moon is a non-stop party animal. In 24 hours, however, the party will be over... And Moon will be dead. Featuring archival footage, dramatic reenactments, and interviews with his family and closest companions, Final 24 documents the final moments of this rock star's life.
Keith Moon is often cited as the greatest drummer in the history of rock & roll, and he was certainly among the most flamboyant and influential. Moon's fiery, energetic performances with The Who set a new standard for rock drumming that pushed percussion into the forefront, and his legendary enthusiasm for partying, practical jokes and hotel room demolition earned him a reputation as the great wild prankster of British rock. But despite his outsized personality, Moon was in many respects a troubled man who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction before he died in 1978 at the age of 32. KEITH MOON: FINAL 24 -- HIS FINAL HOURS is an episode of the Canadian television series FINAL 24 which though interviews, archival footage and dramatic reenactments offers a look at the man behind the rock & roll myth, focusing primarily on the last day of his life and the circumstances that led to his early demise. KEITH MOON: FINAL 24 includes interviews with Moon's daughter Amanda De Wolf, his girlfriend Annette Walter-Lax, personal assistant Peter Butler, and friends and fellow musicians Alice Cooper and Kenny Jones.