How tall was Keith Moon

Keith Moon's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

English drummer, best remembered for being part of The Who. A biography - "Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon" - described Keith as being "five-foot-eight".

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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 8.06in (172.9cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Dec/22
Also playing on Roger’s ‘Say It Ain’t So’ was Keith Moon - on drums, of course. The performance was from 1977 and the descriptor added, “At least he’s wearing SOMETHING!” 😂
The year before, the Who had played at Charlton Football Ground, and Keith appeared starkers in the centre of the programme!

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Jun/22
Keith Moon’s verbal contributions in Quadrophenia are hilarious! He spoke with a strong Cockney accent, and his drumming really was fabulous, and as is the case with any really good drummer, it seemed so EFFORTLESS!


Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Mar/22
Aha! I noticed in last night’s programme on Sky Arts that Roger Daltrey wore TRAINERS onstage, so 5ft7 or just under is a distinct possibility for the singer’s peak height. Also, I compared him to Pete and John, giving extra evidence.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Mar/22
@ Rob. D - I agree with what you say regarding Keith Moon not being THAT much taller than Roger Daltrey. I had loads of pictures of The Who on my wall when I was 15+ and Keith wasn’t noticeably taller than his band mate. The only thing that could have hidden that fact is that back in the 70s, men in heels and platforms was commonplace.

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Aug/21
In case anyone doesn't know, Keith was responsible for the naming of Led Zeppelin, saying that they'll go down like one when they release their discs.

They certainly did! 😀🎈🎶🎧🎵

Rob. D said on 4/Aug/21
If you go along with Roger Daltrey’s original claim of being 5’ 7” then Keith Moon may have just been 5’ 8”. However, in the real world if you accept Daltrey was really in the 5’ 5” to 5’ 6” range then Keith Moon was no more than 5’ 7’.
Meltdown said on 7/May/21
5ft 7 at most for Keith Moon, but what a personality on the drums. Talented musician and incredible performer.
Progking said on 15/Sep/20
@Keith5'10 he looks 5'11-5'11.25 there while Pete looks a solid 6'0
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Sep/20
I was very recently sent a fantastic drumming session by Keith Moon, and I've only gone and lost it!

I won't give up easily though; I'm determined to retrace this drumming session - and soon. 🌝🥁

5ft8 for Keith.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Aug/20
Keith Moon was born 74 years ago today. He lived for 32 years, passing away shortly after his Birthday.

5ft8 🧔🌝

RIP Keith Moon 🥁
(23/8/1946 - 7/9/1978) XXX 🕯️
Keith 5'10 said on 15/Aug/20
Hey Rob, how tall looked John Entwistle on this pics? (around 1964)
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Editor Rob
I'm not so sure on him.
Sandy A Cowell said on 17/Apr/20
I omitted to mention that the programme that was available (I have to be careful how I word this!) when I saw The Who in May 1976 had a centrefold of Keith Moon in all his naked glory!

From that, I’d have guessed that he was distinctly average. 🙀
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Feb/20
Ha ha! There are some bonus tracks at the end of The Who By Numbers and introduced by Keith Moon in a posh voice - most entertaining it is too! 😆👍

5ft8 for this fantastic drummer, possibly the best ever, along with John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. 🥁
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Nov/19
As if that would even enter my head, Rob! 🧔😂
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/19
@ Rob - I rather like them! Why shave off your free masculine gifts? It's nonsensical! 😋👍
Editor Rob
Well laziness certainly has nothing to do with it 😁
Bradley said on 19/Nov/19
Seems it in a snapshot I took from far away next to Daltrey in Denver onstage in 1976.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/19
Yes, Rob! I like beards and if I was a geezer, I'd gladly sport one!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/19
Last night when I was trying to doze off, my naughty Manelia, one-and-a-half years old yesterday, knocked my TV over and it just missed my head by a whisker. You could say she's the Keith Moon of the cat world!



Keith gets 5ft8.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/19
I always preferred Keith Moon with a beard! It's great that you found a picture of him, Rob, complete with one! 😋👍🧔
Editor Rob
A beard works for Keith.

Not that I'm biased 😎
Arch Stanton said on 17/Nov/19
One of the baddest rock stars ever!
Nik Ashton said on 16/Nov/19
I am so pleased that Keith Moon has been given a richly deserved page on celebheights. He was a legendary drummer and this guy was cool and so was his height!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Nov/19
What a fantastic addition - thanks Rob and Keith, 5ft10, for your support!

5ft8 sounds about right for Keith. I did think he was a bit short for the 5ft9 I read for him - at the same time as I read 5ft7 for Roger Daltrey, which I believed until I saw Roger in the movie 'The Legacy' and compared him to Katherine Ross, 5ft3, and Charles Gray, who's well over 6ft.

The Who were fantastic in concert, and so loud that they made The Guinness Book of Records as players of the loudest concert ever, in the Spring of 1976, at Charlton Football Ground. Keith was pictured in the nude in a centre spread in the (very interesting) programme, and I wasn't too impressed, being just 15-and-a-quarter! That piece of literature ended up all over my bedroom walls, minus the Keith Moon picture, but I read the whole thing from cover to cover...

Yes, it was my first big rock festival, containing The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Roger Chapman's The Streetwalkers. Hardly ideal to judge the height of a drummer, but then, I had many, many pictures of The Who. Pete was definitely the tallest, with his 6ft back then, and John Entwistle was a believable 5ft11. Roger was the shortest!

Keith had a daughter, Amanda Jane, from his marriage to Kim McLagan (1966-1975). The drummer died in September 1978, shortly after turning 32. He was first replaced by Kenney Jones, drummer with The Small Faces and The Faces, and now Zak Starkey, the son of Beatle Ringo Starr, drums with the two surviving members of The Who, Townshend and Daltrey.


RIP Keith XXX 🕯️
Editor Rob
In the video with Ringo, he definitely did seem near 5ft 8

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