On This Date, August 21st, in 2005: Robert Moog, the inventor of the Moog Synthesizer – which literally revolutionized popular music – died of a brain tumor in Asheville, NC at the age of 71. RIP Robert Moog! You made music better!
Strummer in London, 1978
Joe Strummer (born John Graham Mellor), singer and guitarist for The Clash was born on this day, August 21st in 1952. Strummer died of heart failure on December 22, 2002.