Born on May 23, 1934, Moog was the pioneer synthesizer maker, and after his instrument came into being other playable instruments such as Minimoog Voyager, Little Phatty, Moog Minitaur, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, and Minimoog Model D, came into operation, which were also inspired from Moog's instrument.
He had a bachelor's degree in physics from Queen's University, New York and and also a degree in electrical engineering with a Ph.D in in engineering physics. With an impressive educational background, he spent his early years as a research professor at the music University of North Carolina at Ashville. In 1970 he received a Grammy trustee award. After a lifetime dedicated to music, it was in August 2005, that Moog died at the age of 71 of a brain tumor.
What he left the world was an inspiration in the form of a synthesizer and a Bob Moog Foundation that continues his life's aim of developing electronic music. The Google doodle today truly honors the much respected gentleman with the virtual synthesizer.
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