I wish you a special Wire to the Ear Happy Birthday Bob where ever you are. I love my Slim Phatty!
“Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Bob Moog’s innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the Minimoog Model D, Minimoog Voyager, Little Phatty, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, Moog Minitaur, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals.” – Wikipedia
Sit back and listen to the birth of the synthesizer.
“We were fortunate to have Herb Deutsch join us for Moog Fest 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina. In this video, Herb shares his thoughts on the events that led to the birth of the Minimoog.” – moogfoundation
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
I really think Bob Moog’s kind nature is playing a much a role in the success of his after death business and events as the fact that his instruments are amazing. Make sure to visit The Bob Moog Foundation, Moog Music and the Moogfest website.
“Moogfest 2010 was a three-day festival celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. It took place Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC.” – charleston scene
A Moog museum. A program to bring electronic instruments into schools. Ton of archives, schematics written by Bob on display for the public. These are a few of the things the Moog Foundation is working on and they need your help. This is not a “mini” project! The Moog brand is a true American success story and it’s story deserves great respect and preservation.
“Michelle Moog-Koussa of The Bob Moog Foundation discusses the first Bob Moog museum or MOOGSEUM.” – Steve White