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.


Ethan D'Ercole signed Bob's Guestbook.

Wish I could have met Bob. He seemed to have an amazing sense of humor, and always had great stories to tell. Also admirable was despite his genius, he was humble and ... Read more

Marie Devine signed Bob's Guestbook.

Hello Ileana,       I was sorry to hear of  the death of your husband.  I once heard him speak and demonsrate his inventions at a Biltmore Village Church. ... Read more

Lisa Haugen signed Bob's Guestbook.

Ileana, I can't believe it's 5 years!! (my kids are about to start Kindergarten!)  Bob will forever be missed, I feel like he was about to reap the world's love of him on ... Read more

Mike Henry signed Bob's Guestbook.

I was a child when the Moog synths began making appearances on records and songs on the radio, but wasn't aware of exactly what it was I was hearing.  My 6th grade music ... Read more

Peter Maizitis signed Bob's Guestbook.

Hi Ileana (Dr. Moog to her friends!) ... I never tire of telling the story of the long journey to Moog. 1970's .... driving in a car pool to Cleveland with Dad, his ... Read more

Michelle Moog-Koussa posted a new journal entry.

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

Richard Wampler signed Bob's Guestbook.

What an honor it was to find this site on CaringBridge. My first experience listening to a Moog synthesizer was listening to Wendy Carlos's "Switched on Bach" ... Read more

Jim Kramer signed Bob's Guestbook.

Ileana, Thank you for being such a wonderful and caring person to someone who means so much to so many of us.  We're glad he had you in his life.  Many of us out here, ... Read more

Manuel J. Grimaldi signed Bob's Guestbook.

Wow.  What a beautiful tribute.  The first time I remember hearing something about Bob was when fiddling through a Korg Trinity, looking at the synthesizer patches and ... Read more

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