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Robert Moog’s 78th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Written by John Ritchie on May 23, 2012

Robert Moog, the founder of Moog Music, has been celebrated with a google doodle on what would have been his 78th birthday. Moog was a pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, which was one of the first widely used electronic instruments. Moog’s electronic design was also used in a number of other synthesizers, including the Minimoog Model D, Minimoog Voyager, Little Phatty, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, Moog Minitaur, the Animoog ios app, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals.

Moog won a number of awards throughout his life including a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement in 1970 and a Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award in 2002.

Moog was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor during April 2005; four months later he died at the age of 71 in Asheville. The Bob Moog Foundation was then founded with the aim of continuing his life’s work of developing electronic music.

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