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.