Today marks what would have been the 81st birthday of Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer and widely considered to be the world’s primary proponent of synthesizers in popular music. Despite how busy this made him, he also found the time to contribute to one of Keyboard’s original technical columns, “On Synthesizers.”
To mark his birthday, we’re posting this blog from the Bob Moog Foundation (which they originally posted in July 2014) chronicling unlikely movie soundtracks in which a Moog synthesizer appeared. (Click to read more.)
Other links that are not to be missed:
- Moog Foundation president Michelle Moog-Koussa’s memoir of her father’s life’s work and passing.
- Our tracing of the invention and 40-plus-year story of the Minimoog, originally from 2010.
- Moog Music Inc.’s commemorative page
- Share stories with the hashtag #thankyoubob.
Happy birthday Dr. Moog!