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Goodnight Keith Moon

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Goodnight Keith Moon is a parody of the classic children's picture book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. This version by Bruce Worden and Clare Cross features Keith Moon (1946-1978), drummer for The Who.

The humor is pretty dark, so readers who don't wish to have haunting memories Goodnight Moon should probably skip this one.

Link via Popped Culture

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Very sad, Keith Moon was an exceptional drummer and a well known drug and alcohol abuser. I used to have a copy of the book"Full Moon" which was written by his chauffeur/babysitter and it chronicles a wasted life of excess. Booze, drugs, wrecked cars, trashed hotel rooms, it just goes on and on. It's a shame no one tried to stop all this. Where were his band mates? Why didn't someone try to get him help? Now, all we're left with is a handful of great albums and a premature death because no one said no to this out of control guy. I've been a Who fan since their first album and, when Keith died, so did the Who. Keith Moon was an exceptional drummer and a major part of the band's sound. What a waste. Goodnight Keith Moon. It's sad you didn't stick around longer.
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I read the original book regularly to my kids, but this one is much better : I see now the gloom and weirdness of the original with a logical dark explanation to it.
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