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Freshtake Artist Recap: Keith Moon

Keith Moon is an iconic drummer performing with the legendary band The Who. The group members include vocalist Roger Daltrey, bassist John Entwistle, guitarist Peter Townshend, and Mr. Moon on the drums.  The band started in 1964 in North London and were originally the Detours before turning into the band we all know and love, The Who. Keith Moon joined the band when he was sitting in on a set and proclaimed he could drum better than the session drummer. The group needed to replace former drummer Doug Sandom. When Moon took over the set; the rest was history. The group members loved his enthusiam and passion on the drums that would give them an edge to become a huge act. During Moon’s dress rehearsal he demolished the drum set in the process. This would later be his trademark for The Who. It was very rare that Keith Moon would complete a show without destroying his drums, other instruments, and the stage

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FAR: Freshtake Artist Recap Dolla

“Closer to My Dreams” by Dolla and I must say his version is harder than Drake’s.

Just chilling with my cousin over the holidays I heard a song that really moved me and made think who is this guy and when I heard Dolla “I was like word he’s spitting like this.” Sure enough he was. For those of you who don’t know Dolla died in 2009 at the tender age of 22. Roderick Anthony Burton II better known by his stage name Dolla was shot to death at a valet stand in Los Angeles on May 18, 2009 by Aubrey Louis Berry. The two had had an altercation 11 days before Burton’s death at an Atlanta night club where Berry was beaten by Burton and his entourage. Dolla grew up in Decatur, Georgia and was in L.A. to finish singles for his debut album. It is a shame a young talent made some poor decisions and things got way too real. Why young men feel the need to tote gats and act “hard” really is disturbing so hopefully slowly but surely a change can occur so great talents like Dolla will not pass prematurely. -BoSo