My Story

Five years ago Bob's body left us. His spirit did not. Thanks to all of you who continue to leave tributes here, and who support the Bob Moog Foundation, which honors the Moog Legacy by educating and inspiring people through electronic music. Visit us at

Michelle Moog-Koussa
Executive Director
The Bob Moog Foundation


Bob first noticed something wrong with his arm in late March. By the end of a lovely trip to Alaska, it was bad enough to check in with his doctor. The MRI showed the tumor on April 28th. Bob went for a second opinion at Duke on May 10th and was told that it was inoperable because of the location in the motor strip ("the eloquent area of the brain"). On May 16th he had a biopsy at Duke. He started to lose leg function a few days later. By the May 27th he could no longer use his left leg. It turned out that this was because of a bleed in the tumor. It was our hope that as the bleed resorbs function would return. Bob's tumor is a glioblastoma multiforme or GBM for short. We were lucky his children have helped us find resources by and about people with this kind of tumor. We worked with a nutritionist, Dr. Jean Wallace, who specializes in brain tumors, and feel very fortunate to have made this connection.


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This is Ileana Grams-Moog, thinking about the fifth anniversary of Bob's death, this coming Saturday. I am touched that so many people still log onto this site to read the ... Read more

Mark Pulver signed Bob's Guestbook.

Hey man!Your industry continues to thrive on your vision. You wouldn't recognize the analog modular world, every day there's something new to drool over. Knobs and wires ... Read more

Mark Pulver signed Bob's Guestbook.

I miss you man. Every day, now and forever.Life over here has been a bit nuts but we're all pushing through it. Sometimes I wish you were here to yell a SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEET ... Read more

James Flores signed Bob's Guestbook.

The first synthesizer I ever heard of was the Moog synthesizer! I was at that time a music minister (a physician now). The Moog synthesizer was so unique and changed the ... Read more

Craig Jacques signed Bob's Guestbook.

Never met Bob, but having been a musician and cancer survivor know something of what he went through. I have his Analog Delay, love it. Brilliant mind. He left a terrific ... Read more

Mark Pulver signed Bob's Guestbook.

Your world continues on out here, though it misses your "charm and grace" when the going gets interesting. :) Thanks ... Read more

Kim Duff signed Bob's Guestbook.

I am inspired by the love that I see and feel for those who knew Bob. In reading your story, I was suddenly jolted into reality that this could happen to any one of us. ... Read more

BILL TROUSDALE signed Bob's Guestbook.

Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) What is Bob Moog's connection to Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania Museum of Music and Broadcast History Bill Read more

Gerry Youngman signed Bob's Guestbook.

Hi, As a young electronic components salesman / Berklee educated musician, I was surprised when I answered the phone at Cramer Electronics in the early 70s and the man on ... Read more

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