That Time The Who Fan Subs For Keith Moon

“Can anybody play the drums?” an exasperated Pete Townshend asked the crowd at San Francisco’s Cow Palace towards the end of a wonky set. “We mean somebody good.”

Scot Halpin rose his hand, among hundreds of others, and is now best known for an incident when he ended up playing drums onstage after the band’s drummer Keith Moon passed out mid-show. Halpin’s performance won him Rolling Stone’s “Pick-Up Player of the Year Award” later that year.