Switched On

Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution

by Albert Glinsky

Foreword by Francis Ford Coppola

Published by: Citadel Press

320 Pages,

  • ISBN: 9780806539294
  • On Sale: 07/28/2020
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians

$22.10 (USD)

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Based off of the author's extensive research, this is the authorized biography of Robert Moog, inventor of the electronic synthesizer, which changed the world of music.

The authorized biography of Robert Moog, inventor of the electronic synthesizer, which changed the world of music. The book draws on the author's exclusive access to archives and new, original interviews he conducted as part of his extensive research. The book will recount Moog's life story from his childhood in Flushing, Queens, through his marriage to Shirley May Leigh, their four children, their eventual divorce, Moog's remarriage, through his death in 2005, and his continuing legacy. It will tell the history of the invention that electrified the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and was quickly embraced by top performers including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, the Monkees, and later Dr. Dre, Billy Joel, Marilyn Manson, and numerous others. The book will trace the history of Moog's business ventures, most of which lost money, and will examine his lasting influence and place in American culture.