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Elton John World News: A Man Behind Many Records Has Died

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Wednesday 24 August 2005 @ 18:05 - GMT

On August 21, the inventor of an instrument used on the Elton John album--and popular with acts like the Beatles, Yes and Pink Floyd, died.

Robert Moog was 71, and had been diagnosed with brain cancer in April.

His Moog synthesiser was a light, versatile device which could create a wide range of sounds. It was used less during the eighties as digital synthesisers became popular.

However, in 2004, a New York concert promoter staged the first Moogfest, celebrating its 50th anniversary. And his family is supporting the future of electronic music by establishing a foundation in the engineer's name.