London has been working feverishly to find a way to one-up the lavish opening ceremony that Beijing put on for the 2008 Olympics, but this is probably going a little too far. Those organizing the ceremony contacted the management of the legendary band The Who to see if drummer Keith Moon would be willing to jam out at the Olympics. A novel concept, considering that Keith Moon died in 1978, thirty-four years ago. Management for The Who respectfully declined the request, saying that Keith wouldn’t be in attendance unless they have “a round table, some glasses and candles.”
Great job for the Olympics managers. Apparently Wikipedia is inaccessible in London and they never watched The Who’s “Behind the Music.” No word on whether they will try to get John Lennon next.