On August 21, the inventor of an instrument used on the Elton John album–and popular with acts like the Beatles, Yes and Pink Floyd, died.
Robert Moog was 71, and had been diagnosed with brain cancer in April.
His Moog synthesiser was a light, versatile device which could create a wide range of sounds. It was used less during the eighties as digital synthesisers became popular.
However, in 2004, a New York concert promoter staged the first Moogfest, celebrating its 50th anniversary. And his family is supporting the future of electronic music by establishing a foundation in the engineer’s name.