On this date in 1968, The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon, drove a Lincoln Continental into the swimming pool at the Flint, Michigan Holiday Inn. Supposedly, Keith had become very intoxicated while celebrating his 21st birthday and proceeded to take the car for a swim.
Well, that’s the legend anyway.
I have seen photos of various cars submerged in swimming pools. However, I’ve not seen one with a Lincoln Continental of that era in a Holiday Inn swimming pool. Maybe it happened, and maybe it didn’t. Of course history is important, but legends are usually more entertaining.
Here’s a musical fact: Magic Bus made its debut on August 10th, 1968.