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Follow The Bob Moog Journey In This Interactive Timeline
Rounik Sethi on Thu, June 2nd 1 comments
Bob Moog is arguably the most influential synth maker and musical instrument pioneers ever. And you can discover more about his life from 1934-2005 via this interactive timeline on the BMF website.

Asheville, NC - June 02, 2016... 

The Bob Moog Foundation has released a timeline of Bob Moog's life with events spanning from 1934-2005. The timeline, replete with nearly 100 points from Moog's lifetime, is the most comprehensive of its kind, expressly created with the goal of providing a deeper insight into the inventor's professional evolution. 

The timeline can be found on the Foundation's website at:

The timeline traces Bob Moog's journey from his early days in Flushing, New York, to his high school years at Bronx High School of Science and his doctorate studies at Cornell University. It explores the evolution of his company, which he founded in 1954, originally named RAMCO, then R.A. Moog Co., Moog Music, Inc., and Big Briar, Inc., and traces his other ventures including his work with synthesizer companies including Crumar, Synton, and Kurzweil.

Bob Moog Timeline

The interactive timeline features newly discovered, intimate family photos and documents, such as Moog's elementary school report cards, and personal letters from his early years. It also draws upon the vast materials in the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, including several articles he wrote throughout his lifetime, posted in their entirety, as well as excerpts from his desktop notebooks, numerous prestigious awards, and a range of correspondence.

"We are thrilled to be sharing this new historical resource with the wide community interested in Bob Moog's true history," states Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. "Our interactive timeline provides a breadth of new images and information specific to the materials in the Bob Moog Foundation Archives. Part of the Bob Moog Foundation's mission is to inspire people through electronic music history. We hope the timeline helps to further that goal."

The timeline is an evolving project for the Foundation. It will continue to grow over time with new information being released on a periodic basis. 


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  • Dale Ekstrom
    I met Bob at the last NAMM show before he died. I was just looking at all the cool hardware I couldn't afford and he approached me and greeted me. Talk about an amazing human being. He just casually chatted with me about anything and everything for about 20 minutes. I wasn't a buyer or retailer, but it didn't matter to him. He was just happy to talk. However, at one point during our conversation he looked down and saw my Roland bag that held all my brochures and swag I had collected. He scowled at it, walked over behind a counter and brought out a Moog canvas tote and dumped all of the contents of the Roland bag into it. He handed me the Moog bag and threw away the Roland bag. He said, "That's better" and we continued our conversation. It was epic.
    • 4 years ago
    • By: Dale Ekstrom
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