1970 Terry Manning – Home Sweet Home
1970 Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
“Lucky Man” features a Moog solo recorded by Keith Emerson at the end of the song, and is one of the first songs to feature a synth as a prominent solo instrument.
1971 Jeff Haskell – Switched on Buck
1971 Leon Russell – Leon Russell and the Shelter People
(Stranger in a Strange Land)
1971 Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Pictures at an Exhibition
1971 Tonto’s Exploding Head Band – Zero Time
Tonto is an acronym for “The Original New Timbral Orchestra,” the world’s first (and still the largest) multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer, designed and constructed by Malcolm Cecil. Consisting of two Moog modular series III synths and various modules from other manufacturers, the Tonto is most frequently heard on the recordings of Stevie Wonder from this era.
1972 Stevie Wonder – Music of My Mind
1972 Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
1973 Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
1973 Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire
Album features Jan Hammer on Moog Synthesizer.
1973 Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co.
The Bob Moog Foundation is grateful to David Borden for donating the Mother Mallard’s Moog Modular to the Foundation for our archives.
1974 Yes – Tales from Topographic Oceans
One of the first albums to feature a MiniMoog.
1974 Kraftwerk – Autobahn
1975 Tangerine Dream – Rubycon
1975 Gary Wright – The Dream Weaver
1976 Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record
1976 Jeff Beck – Wired
1977 Donna Summer – I Remember Yesterday
The hit song “I Feel Love” featured a Moog synth bassline and became characteristic of the disco sound.
1977 Clara Rockmore – The Art of the Theremin (recorded 1977, released 1987)
Produced by Dr. Robert Moog
1977 Rush – A Farewell to Kings
Album utilized a Moog Taurus pedal and a MiniMoog.
1979 Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle