This week the newly redesigned Moog website is celebrating Bob Moog’s birthday. He left us a few years ago but his legacy lives strong. I remember reading somewhere about brand loyalty. People love and hate Apple, Nike, Coke, etc… However, who the hell hates Moog? It has to be one of the most positive labels known on earth. It surely stems from Bob’s incredibly kind nature. I always wanted a Minimoog. Growing up I ripped out magazine articles on Moog stuff and put them on my wall. I had a complete freak out when the Voyager was released. I recently sat for two hours at a Guitar Center in New Jersey playing with a Little Phatty. Yet there is no Moog in my personal arsenal. That’s going to have to change soon. Happy Birthday Bob!
“Dr. Robert Arthur Moog (pronounced /?mo??/ mohg), commonly called Bob Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was an American pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. A native of New York City, Robert Moog attended the Bronx High School of Science in New York, graduating in 1952. Moog earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Queens College, New York in 1957, another in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in engineering physics from Cornell University. Moog’s awards include honorary doctorates from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (New York City) and Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pennsylvania).” – Wikipedia
For more info: moogmusic.com
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