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    Bob Moog changed the face of popular music by creating the first ever commercially available synthesizers. Meet a true genius.

    _(artist-name)Bob Moog_ changed the face of popular music by producing the first ever commercially available synthesizers. His journey began in 1954 when he enlisted the help of his father to start making theremins, which he then continued making for the next ten years for science fiction movies and avantgarde musicians. The first Moog Modular was put together for fun, as a project for his musician friend _(artist-name)Herbert Deutsch_. But pretty soon, after the first strains of success by _(artist-name)Walter Carlos_ (who later became _(artist-name)Wendy Carlos_), the Moog stole its way into the heart of rock and jazz fusion - appearing on _(artist-name)The Beatles_’ _(album-title)Abbey Road_ and _(artist-name)The Beach Boys_’ _(album-title)Pet Sounds_ - and helped instigate all types of electronic music. At the end of 1977, Bob left Moog Music and founded Big Briar, teaching music technology courses at the University of North Carolina at Asheville from 1989 to 1992. Sadly, Moog passed away in 2005. Though he may have left us for a higher plane, he has created an enormous legacy and irreversibly changed the sonic landscape of the world.