(CBS News) Robert "Bob" Moog was honored with Google Doodle Wednesday. The search engine adorned its homepage with an interactive synthesizer that plays and records real sounds.
The late founder of Moog Music is best known for inventing the Moog synthesizer in 1964. Bands like Yes, Kraftwerk and Emerson made use of Moog synthesizers, as the musical instrument was gaining popularity, the New York Times wrote in Moog's obituary.
Moog synthesizers made it possible for musicians to mimic the sounds of instruments or create unique electronic sounds.
Moog's instrument seeped its way into music scene emerging at the time. Bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Doors all used Moog synthesizers in their music.
Moog died on August 21, 2005 at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71.