Using Vinyl Records to Reconstruct a History of the Moog Synthesizer

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One of the early (but not earliest) analog modular Moog synthesizers.

One of the early (but not earliest) analog modular Moog synthesizers.

Original vinyl recordings of popular music provide a rich source of data to supplement other historical research. Vintage recordings and associated liner notes provide details about the chronologic, geographic, biographic, and artistic elements that contribute to an understanding of music, music technology, and popular culture of the time.

Information derived from a study of vinyl music recordings can fortify and supplement their forms of research in popular culture, artists, and music.

[Did you know that many early recordings of the Moog synthesizer went uncredited? The Beatles used a modular Moog synthesizer for featured tracks on their Abbey Road LP]

Dr. Robert "Bob" Moog- designer and architect of mainstream synthesizers.

Dr. Robert “Bob” Moog- designer and architect of mainstream synthesizers.

 

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