A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Robert Moog

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May 23, 1934: Robert Arthur Moog is born in Flushing, New York, the son of George C. Moog, Jr. and Shirley Jacobs. George Moog is an engineer for Con Edison, the New York power company.
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June 15, 1958: Robert Moog (24) marries Shirley May Leigh in New York.
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January 1, 1961: An article in this month’s Electronics World by Robert Moog (26) describes a fully transistorized Theremin. Moog sells the Theremins fully assembled or as a kit.
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July 23, 1965: Variations V: 37 remarks re an audiovisual performance by John Cage (52) is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York. Among the performers are David Tudor, James Tenney (30), Robert Moog (31), Nam June Paik (33), Merce Cunningham, and the composer. Moog created antennae which make noises on the approach of dancers.
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August 28, 1965: A summer composer’s workshop culminates in a concert at the Moog (31) factory in Trumansburg, New York.
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January 1, 1967: The first issue of the quarterly Electronic Music Review is published this month by the Independent Electronic Music Center, Inc. out of the RA Moog (32) factory in Trumansburg, New York.
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July 1, 1968: This month sees the last issue of Robert Moog’s (34) Electronic Music Review. It began 18 months ago.
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October 28, 1969: Robert Moog (35) receives a US patent for a low-pass filter. It is said to give the Moog synthesizer its distinctive sound, and is the only item in his synthesizer to receive a patent.
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July 11, 1995: Robert Moog (61) is divorced from his wife of 37 years, Shirley Leigh, in Asheville, North Carolina.
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August 21, 2005: Robert Arthur Moog dies in Asheville, North Carolina aged 71 years, two months and 29 days. His mortal remains will be laid to rest in Lou Pollock Memorial Park.