He grew up in Alperton, a suburb of Wembley, in Middlesex, England.  During the early 1960s he took up the drums & some lessons from one of the loudest contemporary drummers, Screaming Lord Sutch's, Carlo Little.
In April 1964 at age 17 he auditioned for British rock band "The Who" before they recorded their first single & he remained a member of the band until his death.
In mid-1978 MOON moved into the London apartment where singer Cass Elliot @32 had died 4 years earlier. He died there  on 7 Sep 1978  at age 32 & he was cremated on 13 Sep 1978 at Golders Green Crematorium in London & his ashes were scattered in its Gardens of Remembrance. 
AllMusic's Bruce Eder said, "Moon, with his manic, lunatic side, and his life of excessive drinking, partying, and other indulgences, probably represented the youthful, zany side of rock & roll, as well as its self-destructive side, better than anyone else on the planet." 
In 1982 he was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame, becoming only the second rock drummer to be chosen. 
In 2011 he was voted the second-greatest drummer in history by a Rolling Stone readers' poll. 
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