The German-born producer of electronic music Gershon Kingsley died at the age of 97 and rings the younger ones music enthusiasts, his contributions to the world of electronic music have been celebrated for decades.
When Kingsley moved to America, he made it his goal to enter the music school. He attended night courses and played the organ in synagogues to fund his education and improve his skills. After school, he became a notable conductor and musical director for Broadway shows, one of which earned him a Tony nomination.
Afterwards he immersed himself in the world of Moog Synthesizer, released an album entitled Music to Moog By and founded a four-member synthesizer group called First Moog Quartet . The foursome was the first group to use synthesizers in Carnegie Hall .
During his career, he made several television programs (one of which earned him an Emmy Award), films, commercials, game shows, and more. He also released a dizzying amount of music in the last century – including the song "Popcorn", which was covered and sampled by artists such as Aphex Twin Muse and many others.
He never stopped making music, since he regularly uploaded new and old songs to his SoundCloud account back in his 90s. From hip-hop to pop, the wisdom he has gained over the years is easy to feel as he effortlessly switched to other genres.
To learn more about the life of the legendary pioneer of electronic music, read his biography on his official website.
H / T: DJ Mag