- NAME: Robert Moog
- OCCUPATION: Inventor
- BIRTH DATE: May 23, 1954
- DEATH DATE: August 21, 2005
- Did You Know?: Robert Moog hated playing piano as a child.
- EDUCATION: Bronx High School of Science, Queens College, Cornell University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Queens, New York, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Asheville, North Carolina
- Full Name: Robert Arthur Moog
- Nickname: Bob
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Robert Moog, an American pioneer of electronic music, is best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
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In the meantime, Moog synthesizers enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s and 1990s because many musicians preferred their warmer sound over the less expensive brands. By 2000, Moog had successfully fought in court to use the Moog name and changed the name of Big Briar Music to Moog Music.
Robert Moog was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in April 2005, and died on August 21, 2005, at his home in Asheville. The Bob Moog Foundation was created as a memorial, with the aim of continuing his life's work of developing electronic music.
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