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Moon attended Alperton Secondary Modern School after failing his eleven plus exam, which precluded his attending a grammar school.On his way home from school, Moon would often go to Macari's Music Studio on Ealing Road to practise on the drums there, learning his basic skills on the instrument.
Moon's early style was influenced by jazz, American surf music and rhythm and blues, exemplified by noted Los Angeles studio drummer Hal Blaine.
His drumming continues to be praised by critics and musicians.
He was posthumously inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1982, becoming only the second rock drummer to be chosen, and in 2011, Moon was voted the second-greatest drummer in history by a Rolling Stone readers' poll.
on 23 August 1946 at Central Middlesex Hospital in northwest London, and grew up in Wembley.
He was hyperactive as a boy, with a restless imagination and a particular fondness for The Goon Show and music.