Despite what some biographers would try and have you believe, Keith Moon really did drive a car into a swimming pool. There have been attempts to reclassify the event from rock fact to rock myth, but Roger Daltrey says it did happen. And he should know - he had to pay for it:
He could have gone to jail for three years. This was Right-wing America in the Sixties. They just didn't like us long-haired hippies.
People write books and never talk to the band. They just talk to drunks and people who were half there."
"Drunks and half there", to be fair, sums up Keith Moon, too, doesn't it?