Keith Moon: - I met her in Bournemouth when I was playing a show. She was 16 and she hung out at the club where we worked, the Disc.
Kim Kerrigan: - I thought he was lovely, big wide eyes, very sweet … He was funny, he was lovely, but it wasn’t something I was looking for.
Keith Moon: - Sometimes later when I went down to see her, I was on a train and Rod Stewart was on the train. We got chatting and we went to the bar car. It was Rod “The Mod” Stewart in those glorious days and he’d just been working with Long John Baldry. He was playing a lot of small discotheques and pubs, doing the same work we were doing. I said to Rod, “Where are you going?” He said “Bournemouth.” “So’m I.” So I showed Rod a picture of Kim and he said. “Yeah … that’s ‘er.”
Kim Kerrigan: - That was when Keith introduced me to the pills. I was ready for it. I loved them.
Kim Kerrigan: - It was lovely being part of that family. They were wonderful, absolutely incredible.
Kim Moon: - It wasn’t the way I planned it, but I really, really loved him. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise. I was very young, and things were changing. There were different facets to Keith, and other facets were coming out. He wanted to marry me, he wanted to possess me, he loved the idea of us having his baby, but on the other hand, there was all this other … This was a very small part of his life. There was everything else opening up. The Who were big. So he was very confused, obviously. I said I didn’t want to get married, he was sure he did, but at the same time he had all this confusion. It would manifest itself in the aggression, he would get very frustrated. And also the pills …
Keith Moon: - It was my managers’ idea to keep the marriage a secret … at the time, I didn’t care, I just wanted to marry Kim, but my managers and publicist did care about what I did.
Kitty Moon: - It was daft byt Kit Lambert did his nut about the whole affair. When he realised he couldn’t persuade Keith not to go through with it, he ordered all of us, family included, to swear a vow of secrecy. His reasoning was Keith was the one who pulled in all the girls and it wouldn’t do the group’s image any good at all. It was such a shame really because he was our only son and we were so looking forward to the wedding. Looking back I reckon it wouldn’t have done any harm for everybody to have known. It would have saved Kim a lot of preoblems. Later on, when the fans found out, she suffered badly. They sent her gravestones and abused her terribly. I still remember the sight of keith chasing one girl and hitting her with a raw egg because he was so angry at what she said to Kim.
Kim Moon: - If we went out together after I had Mandy, if someone talked to me, he’d lose it. We’d go home and he’d start a fight with me. Sometimes, I wouldn’t go home with him. I’d get home and he’d be throwing things out of the window, smashing things up.
Kim Moon: - Fortunately he’s only here for about six months of the year. The rest of the time he’s away touring. If he was here all the time I don’t think I could stand it. He’ll get up in the morning and decide he’s going to be Hitler for the day. And he is Hitler. He dresses up, combs his hair over one eye, pencils on a moustache and walks around talking to everybody in a german accent. I just ignore him. Everybody does. We lead seperate lives under the same roof.
Keith Moon: - I suppose that despite the luxury my wife lives in, me and the fans have not made life very easy. She just couldn’t handle fame. It got so bad she even resented pop … hated it. She didn’t want to come to shows, didn’t want to talk about music. She even tried to get me to change because she didn’t like to see people laughing at me.
Keith Moon: - The pressures on us have been tremendous because of the nature of my work. I have been away from home for long periods. And my wife has been subjected to all kinds of verbal and physical abuse - even having eggs thrown at her.
Annette Walter-Lax: - Keith mentioned to me once that he broke her nose with his head. And I think if you do that to your wife, you can’t blame her if she doesn’t want to stick around. He wasn’t proud of it but, on the other hand, he wasn’t exactly shy about talking about it either. So maybe inside, he felt that it was terrible, maybe he needed to talk about it because he regretted it so much.