Keith Moon – comedian?

Who star's lost sketches unearthed

He achieved fame as drummer for The Who… but it seems Keith Moon had a hidden talent for comedy, too.

A lost album of comedy material – said to be similar to both Monty Python and the Derek and Clive tapes of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore – has been uncovered in a producer's vault.

Of the nine sketches, one spoof cookery show advises recession-hit family to eat their grandmothers; while another is said to mock the the self-importance of rock stars.

Moon spent two days recording the sketches at a BBC studio in 1975 – three years before his death from a drugs overdose – and had intended for them to be released.

But the recording was shelved and was later believed to have been lost forever when producer John Walters died in 2001. But Nick Gomm, who worked as an engineer on the sessions, recently discovered his own recording, Mojo magazine reports.

The recording could now get a release if Moon's estate grants permission. 

Published: 8 Apr 2012

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