Twilight of the Gods

By Tony Klinger

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  • ISBN: 9781844547661
  • Publication Date: 8 Jun 2009
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd

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The Who were at their peak in the 1970s. Few other bands in the world could touch them. But time was running out for the classic line-up and by 1979 drummer Keith Moon was dead of a prescription drug overdose. The documentary film The Kids Are Alright captured the band in their glory and producer Tony Klinger followed them in their last days of that amazing first line-up and recorded every moment in his diary. Now he tells the dramatic story in The Twilight of the Gods. Directed by fan Jeff Stein, the movie showed the band as they had never been seen before, uncovering archive footage and live performances that many had thought lost. The band also played exclusively for the movie, but Keith Moon didn't even live to see the completion of the project. Tony Klinger recounts the gripping story of filming the last ever concert the band played with Moon, plus the realities of making a film with the most unpredictable and incendiary live act on the planet. The Who redefined rock music and have continued to inspire their fans right up to the present day. Yet these last, dramatic days with Keith Moon remain a fascinating focus to understand exactly what made the band so powerful and Tony Klinger was there for each incredible shot.

About the author

Tony was born in London. At school he won prizes for his writing and with some friends ran a successful underground school magazine. By 18 Tony was making films that received wide public distribution. Tony lectures at universities, makes films and writes. Over a distinguished career Tony headed several media companies both in the UK and USA. He has made more than 500 media productions of all types. He ran film production courses at the Northern and Bournemouth Film Schools and was director of the Media Production Centre at the University of East London.

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