Robert Moog died on Sunday.
While many haven't heard of the man, the fruits of his labor helped define so many of our favorite albums. Abbey Road, Dark Side of the Moon and Autobahn are but three of the hundreds of great rock albums that featured the famous Moog synthesizer. Moog's invention changed pop music the same way the e-mail changed communication.
Mr. Moog, thanks for blips and chirps and whoooshes and kling-klang and millions of other beautiful noises. These are not just sounds, these are what shaped modern pop. It's what makes "Abbey Road" different from "Meet the Beatles".
BTW, it is pronounced "MOG" (as in "vogue".)