Bob's Body Leaves Us

From the Moog Music site:
"ASHEVILLE, N.C. — August 21, 2005 — Bob died this afternoon at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) in late April 2005. He had received both radiation treatment and chemotherapy to help combat the disease. He is survived by his wife, Ileana, his five children, Laura Moog Lanier, Matthew Moog, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Renee Moog, and Miranda Richmond; and the mother of his children, Shirleigh Moog.
Bob was warm and outgoing. He enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. He especially appreciated what Ileana referred to as "the magical connection" between music-makers and their instruments.
No public memorial is planned. Fans and friends can direct their sympathies or remembrances to
Bob's family has established The Bob Moog Foundation dedicated to the Advancement of Electronic Music in his memory. Many of his longtime collaborators including musicians, engineers and educators have agreed to sit on its executive board including David Borden, Wendy Carlos, Joel Chadabpe, John Eaton, David Mash, and Rick Wakeman. For more information about the foundation, contact Matthew Moog at
We'll miss you Bob."

nice touch with the title banner.

Bob Moog - respect due.
R.I.P. Bob, I hardly knew ye. Thanks for all the squeedly, skwonky, squelchy noises. You will be missed, but your noises burble on.
I've been tweaking knobs all morning in memorium.
From CNN:

"Theremins were used create the spooky "eww-woo-woo" sounds on the soundtracks of science fiction films such as "The Day the Earth Stood Still.""

Eww-woo-woo, Eww-woo-woo, wherever you are, Bob.

Now, can we get him to be a Hero on the front page now? (oh, and Zappa. Him too... :) )
My first synth was a moog.

His legend will never die.

Bless you, Bob Moog!!!
i just became aware of bob moogs death, from this blog entry. i feel in a state of mourning. it truly is sad, but at the same time i'm relieved that he's no longer in pain.

if i can live even a sliver of an amount of achievement that bob moog had lived i'll be more than content when my end comes.

sorry for the venting. as dave is tweaking knobs, i'm listening to the well-tempered synthesizer by wendy carlos in memorium. R.I.P.
So well put. His body is gone, but what he was and what he gave us live on. Thank you for actually putting a small smile on my face.
I don't mean to be comment happy, but I couldn't think of a bunch that might, er, appreciate this as much...

Listening to the CBC radio news (running by the mangement due to a recent strike), and they commemorated the death of Robert Moog (they pronounced it Moo-g, natch, rather than the more apt Moe-g.) The obit claimed he invented the synthesizer, and mentioned that The Beatles, Stones, and The Who (?) used his instruments. They then played an awkward, 30 second clip of an ARP-2500 bleeting out the opening strains of Baba O'Reilly. No Clockwork Orange, no ELP, just an ARP solo from a band not known for using Moog instruments.

Somewhere, Bob may be smiling...
So long Bob, and thanks for all the synths...
Anyone can make a mistake. The Baba O'Reilly synth was actually a Lowrey organ being processed through an EMS VCS-3.

R.I.P. Bob Moog, thankg for the great machines.
oh dear... not to hijaak this, but you're thinking "Won't Get Fooled Again"...
Hey, the guy practically invented sound-synthesis. So when you hear space noises and you are unsure of its brand-nature, one should assume a moog made it!

ha, but thanks to Bob, we have somehow become synth lunatics.


That's what you get when management does the news.
I have been a huge fan of all things analog for a while, but as a guitar player, it is harder to find a hand free (unless you play for nitro). After torturing myself on ebay for a few years, I finally got myself a Moog. Even though it is the Rogue, it's got a sweet, sweet sound. God bless Bob Moog. I bought it on Sunday, finding out that evening he passed. I will never rid my collection of it, but will add more Moogs to it for sure. Something has begun. It sounds awesome through a space echo (as does everything). The world is a better place because of Bob's lifetime of wonderful ideas and work.
This man, dare I call him a mere mortal man, did not just create n instrument, he created canvases that allow you to unleash your creativity in ways never thought possible.
He created a tool to create that surpasses all other instruments out there in terms of creativity. Literally everyone can have their own sound, Bob Moog put PERSONALITY into music.
Bob's invention spawned genres, cultures, and fueled new talent.

To say he will be missed is an understatement.
To say he will be honored and revered is an understatement.

Bob Moog did not go down in history, Bob Moog CREATED history.

We owe it all to the arch-angel to God himself, Bob Moog.

May you rest in peace Bob, and keep jammin' out. :)
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