#Moog6Music - help build the Ultimate Moog Playlist
Last Wednesday would have marked the 78th birthday of Dr Robert ‘Bob’ Moog – the man who revolutionized music with the invention of the Moog synthesizer.
This instrument was seized up the likes of The Beatles, The Doors, Stevie Wonder in the late 60s, but it was the introduction of the Mini Moog in 1970 which ushered in a new age for synthesized music. Thanks to its portability and price, it was seized upon by aspiring electronic musicians, paving the way for prog rockers like Yes, Tangerine Dream and synth pioneers Kraftwerk .
This week Google dedicated their homepage to the Moog, and with such an outpouring of analog synth love online this week, what better perfect subject to base a playlist on for this Sunday’s Now Playing on?
We want to hear your suggests for the ultimate Moog playlist. It could be:
* Pioneers of the Moog like those listed above or Emmerson Lake & Palmer, Wendy Carlos, Jan Hammer and Kraftwerk
* Current artists who wouldn’t be making music in the same way if it wasn’t for the Moog – we’re thinking The Chemical Brothers, Azari & III, Orbital and more
* Music from 1964, the year the first commercial Moog was made available which includes the Supremes, Roy Orbison and The Beach Boys
* And if you want, go on the Google Doodle which allows you to play with a Moog online and record your own track and send it to us – like Brett Domino
Get in touch with us in the usual ways – on Facebook, Tweet #Moog6Music, e-mail the team or drag a track into our collaborative Spotify Playlist.
And make sure you tune into 6 Music from 6pm on Sunday to hear the playlist with Tom Robinson.