Robert Moog, electronic music innovator, passed away at his home on August 21, 2005. For those unaware, his Moog synthesizer was responsible for the sounds heard on countless recordings from the sixties, seventies, and beyond. Diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year, he battled the disease with radiation and chemotherapy. Mr. Moog, I never knew you personally, but I want to thank you for all you’ve done.
The Wikipedia article on Robert Moog features some great information, including a snippet on how to pronounce “Moog” properly (apparently, it rhymes with “vogue”).
Also, check out the Moog Music website.
The photo pictured was originally uploaded to Flickr by Theremina.