Robert Moog

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Birthday
23, 1934
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 21, 2005 (71)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1934
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 21, 2005 (71)

About

Engineer and music pioneer who ushered in a new era of music when he invented the electronic synthesizer in 1964.

Before Fame

He first came up with the idea of making a music synthesizer while pursuing a doctorate at Cornell University.

Trivia

In 1953, he founded Moog Music, company based in Asheville, North Carolina that manufactured electronic musical instruments.

Family Life

His mother encouraged him to pursue a career in music while his father helped him tinker with electronics.

Associated With

Alicia Keys incorporated his synthesizer into her music.