Through the immediacy of YouTube, it is possible to view clever video tributes to drummer Keith Moon ("Bell Boy," above) and bassist John Entwistle (on "5:15). They're a nice touch, indeed.
Moonie remains a hero from my forgotten days of youth, and it is staggering to realize that he's been gone for 34 years. Here's a solid appreciation from 2008.
13 essential Keith Moon moments, by Ed Masley (The Arizona Republic)
He was the greatest drummer rock and roll will ever see, a madcap force of nature whose attention-grabbing antics rarely held him back from landing on the beat -- even when tumbling his way through any number of the most chaotic, most exuberant drum fills in the history of rock.
Keith Moon was 32 the day his self-destructive lifestyle got the better of him, 30 years ago this very weekend -- on Sept. 7.
Here's a look at some essential moments in the life a man whose proved, conclusively, that sometimes more is more.