Moog, Bob (Robert), 1934-2005

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Robert Arthur Moog (/moʊɡ/ MOHG; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music. He was the founder of Moog Music and the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, debuted in 1964. This was followed in 1970 by a more portable model, the Minimoog, described as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history.
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referencedIn The Mel Powell Papers, 1942-1991, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library
referencedIn Otto Henry Papers, 1948-2006 East Carolina University. J.Y. Joyner Library
referencedIn North Carolina State University Engineering Operations Program Records, 1957-1989 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Belar, Herbert, 1901-1997. The Herbert Belar collection of RCA documents, 1950-1967. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [M-R] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Analogue Music Synthesizer Oral History Project National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
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Relation Name
associatedWith Belar, Herbert, 1901-1997. person
correspondedWith Henry, Otto, 1933- person
associatedWith Mel Powell person
correspondedWith Mel Powell person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith North Carolina State University. Engineering Operations Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Powell, Mel. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Asheville NC US
New York City NY US
Synthesizer (Musical instrument)


Birth 1934-05-23

Death 2005-08-21






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