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    Robert Moog dead

    Robert Moog, the creator of the electronic music synthesizer that bears his name and that became ubiquitous among both experimental composers and rock musicians in the 1960's and 1970's, died on Sunday at his home in Ashville, N.C. He was 71.

    At the height of his synthesizer's popularity, when progressive rock bands like Yes, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer built their sounds around the assertive, bouncy, exotically wheezy and occasionally explosive timbres of Mr. Moog's instruments, his name (which rhymes with vogue) became so closely associated with electronic sound that it was often used generically, if incorrectly, to describe synthesizers of all kinds.

    from the NY Times:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/22/te...rtner=homepage

    Bear - didn't we discuss his influence in one of your musical threads ?
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    slightly O.T.

    ... another buffalonian moves to north carolina.... don't they ever stay in buffalo?

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    JNA.....Yes, we talked about Moog in a couple threads.....a RANDOM MUSIC thread and an INFLUENCE OF MUSIC INSTRUMENTS thread.

    Ahhh, the good, they die young.

    Bear
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