Snapshot, 1972: A damaged Dino and a sheepish Keith Moon

As famous for his anarchic exploits as he was with a pair of drumsticks, The Who’s Keith Moon didn’t have the best of luck with cars. In this photo from 1972, he clearly regrets chucking the keys to his Dino to a trio of strangers…

The story goes that ‘Moon the Loon’ was enjoying a midsummer pint when three youths began admiring his brand-new Dino 246. Without hesitation, he handed over the keys and instructed them to “have a spin in her”, but when they (perhaps inevitably?) failed to return, Moon walked home only to find his car embedded in a ditch along the way. Reminded of the rashness of his decision (and the resulting voided insurance policy) by his drinking partner that day, Moon is said to have replied, “It’s only money, who cares?” But the embarrassed grin on his face while surveying the damage suggests the said ‘who’ was, in fact, none other than Moon himself…

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