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Bob Moog, electronic music pioneer, dies at age 71

Old 08-22-05, 10:41 AM
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Bob Moog, electronic music pioneer, dies at age 71

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. August 21, 2005 Bob died this afternoon at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) in late April 2005. He had received both radiation treatment and chemotherapy to help combat the disease. He is survived by his wife, Ileana, his five children, Laura Moog Lanier, Matthew Moog, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Renee Moog, and Miranda Richmond; and the mother of his children, Shirleigh Moog.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moog :

Dr. Robert A. Moog (pronounced /moʊg/, not /muːg/) (May 23, 1934 August 21, 2005) was a pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.

A native of New York City, he earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Queens College, New York, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in engineering physics from Cornell University.

He received a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement in 1970.

He died of a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor at the age of 71 in his hometown of Asheville, NC. The Bob Moog Foundation has been created as a memorial, with the aim of continuing his life's work of developing electronic music.

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The man never realized what an impact he had on music. He was truly great and humble at the same time. He will be missed.
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A true Legend who changed the face of music. He's the Les Paul of the synth world.
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Responsible for an entire new wave in music.

In honor of the man, let us all pronounce his name properly for once. It rhymes with "vogue".
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
It rhymes with "vogue".
I thought everyone knew that?
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I just found out a few months ago that he lived here in my hometown, when the local paper did a story on him. Sad
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I thought everyone knew that?
Are you kidding? I have NEVER, in my entire life, heard anyone pronounce it correctly (same with H.R. Giger).
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I just found out a few months ago that he lived here in my hometown, when the local paper did a story on him. Sad
You live in Weavervegas?!? What a small world, I'm in North Asheville
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Are you kidding? I have NEVER, in my entire life, heard anyone pronounce it correctly (same with H.R. Giger).
'shamed to say I just assumed it was Moog, with long o sound, rhymes with "moo" with a g at the end. I've heard others pronounce it that way as well.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Are you kidding? I have NEVER, in my entire life, heard anyone pronounce it correctly (same with H.R. Giger).
Likewise. My co-workers used to spout off the cow-ish "Mooooooog" just because they knew it annoyed me. (I work in a strange enough place that analog synthesizers are a regular topic of discussion.) I always wondered if that's why one of the models was named "Rogue" -- just because it rhymed.

I hope that his synths don't die with him. I'd love to see an updated Prodigy or something along those lines -- I'd love to have a Moog Voyager, but for someone with as casual an interest as I have, that's way, way too much money to shell out.
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Old 08-24-05, 01:22 AM
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sad news indeed... i had just posted a pic of bob moog in another thread in otter a few weeks back. I have used several moog synths over the years, as well asthe moogerfooger. This is sad news.
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