Today is the birthday of Robert Moog (1934-2005) pioneer of electronic music and inventer of the eponymous synthesiser.
In fact his name has become synonymous with synthesisers (to those of us of a certain age) in the same way as J. Edgar Hoover's name became synonymous with vacuum cleaners (maybe I didn't get that last bit completely right)
Erik Norlander wrote to me this morning:
"I've published the first video from our forthcoming DVD, "The Galactic Collective - Live in Gettysburg," in honor of Dr. Robert Moog's birthday, today, May 23rd. And I'm not the only one. Check out the Google Doodle at http://www.google.co.uk/, http://www.google.com/ and google.everwhere else! Would you please make a Gonzo blog post about this?
Of course I will, Erik!
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