The Moog Music Lifetime Achievement Award, a.k.a. “The Bob,” is presented to artists who have advanced the field of electronic music, and particularly those who used Moog instruments. The first-ever Bob Awards were announced during last year’s Moogfest. Now Moog Music has announced the winners of this prestigious award, which will be presented at Moogfest 2007 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City on Saturday, September 22. This year’s winners are Herb Deutsch and Gershon Kingsley, both of whom follow in the footsteps of Jan Hammer and Keith Emerson, recipients of the inaugural awards at last year’s show.
Deutsch worked alongside the late Robert Moog to develop the original Moog synthesizer. Today he remains active playing piano, Theremin, and saxophone, and has recently released a CD titled From Moog to Mac, which showcase his work as a composer. Meanwhile Kingsley led the First Moog Quartet and was one of the very first performers ever to use a Moog synthesizer in a live performance. His albums, including Kaleidoscopic Vibrations and Music to Moog By, represent some of the greatest Moog-based music compositions of all time.
Moogfest will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City. Tickets for the event are $45 and are available through B.B. King’s box office at (212) 997-4144 and all Ticketmaster outlets.