An endearing tribute. The ultimate rock'n'roll story from the inside - Record Collector

Splendid! - Q Magazine

Sumptuous! - Mojo

Timeless images burst out from every surface - Goldmine


In 2001, Peter 'Dougal' Butler privately printed and published Keith Moon - A Personal Portrait.

This large coffee-table style hardback book weights in at over 1kg, contains over 130 pages and is printed on heavy gloss paper throughout.

Only 2000 copies were printed and individually hand numbered.


For ten years Peter ‘Dougal’ Butler was Keith Moon’s personal assistant, bodyguard, minder, chauffeur, aide de camp, gentleman’s companion, occasional armourer and constant partner in many misdeeds.

Personal Portrait is full of pictures from Dougal’s private collection and also contains photos of Keith’s many and sundry bar-bills, bank correspondences and private telegrams.

The book provides and unique and intimate insight into the personal life of Keith Moon by someone who cared for and respected his charge.



Butler does, however, have one hell of a story to tell. Turn to page 79 for the last known photograph ever taken of John Lennon and Paul McCartney together (with Moon in the middle). Dominating page 92 is possibly the only known photograph of Adolf Hitler (actually Moon) in a white terrycloth bathrobe. - Goldmine

For the Who diehard, there's over 350 colour and black & white shots, including unseen 60's pictures of the band on stage and on tour in America rehearsing for the Lifehouse shows at the Young Vic; the Quadrophenia test session at Stargroves; and life on the road in hotel rooms and on board various airplanes. - Record Collector

The sheaves of legal letters, stroppy correspondence from Moon's bank and astronomical alcohol bills also included - make for similarly fascinating browsing. - Q Magazine

The Moon of the narrative is everything you'd expect;insecure, restless, insufferable, insane. But Butler's underlying affection for his subject invests this book with an uncommon and heart warming humanity - Mojo Magazine

Not to be taken away.

Second-hand copies of this book have been known to change hands on ebay for up to $400 USD. This is your last chance to obtain a new mint condition copy from the currently dwindling stock for only £49 GBP.

We’d call that a bargain, perhaps the best you’ve ever had.