publication date: Monday, November 9, 2020 (part of Fall 2020)

category: Controversy

clue: For one night in 1973, this fan lived a rock & roll dream come true when he got to play almost a whole show with the band, even though if you mentioned him to most rock historians today, they'd ask, "Who?"

explanation: Halpin was in the audience for a Who show when Keith Moon became incapacitated and could not play. The band half-seriously asked if anyone in the audience could play the drums, and Halpin got the chance to take over for the rest of the concert. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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