When I was a kid the Moog synthesizer was the cool - but unknown - device that seemed to be the ultimate answer for the musically untalented. Of course, since I had no idea what this thing was or how it worked (other than it made cool noises) I didn't really understand that you still needed to know what you were doing to make beautiful noise with one.
For several years the name Moog was synonymous with synthesizer. The Beatles were one of the first main-stream groups to use the device. It appears on several songs on the album Abbey Road including, Here Comes The Sun.
Robert Moog, the create of the Moog synthesizer, died last Sunday.