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Goodbye Gershon Kingsley, the author of the smash hit 'Popcorn'. He was a master of the moog

The american composer, Gershon Kingsley , among the first to experiment with the electronics on the moog synthesizer, died in New York at the age of 97 years.

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Goodbye Gershon Kingsley, the author of the smash hit 'Popcorn'. He was a master of the moog
The american composer, Gershon Kingsley , among the first to experiment with the electronics on the moog synthesizer, died in New York at the age of 97 years. The announcement of the disappearance was made today by The Hollywood Reporter. He was the founder of the First Moog Quartet as well as a member of the duo Perrey & Kingsley together with the French musician Jean-Jacques Perrey . Was the author of the Popcorn, the famous instrumental song in 1972, he climbed quickly up the charts and became a true catchphrase popularized by the Hot Butter .


Listening to a machine for popcorn in 1969, Kingsley decided to compose a musical motif inspired by the sound of it. After having made the track in the studio using only a synthesizer, was published in the album Music to Moog By, with the title Popcorn: it became the first song in the electronic to gain international success, reaching the version of the band Hot Butter in ninth place in the Billboard charts in 1972, and obtaining the first place in the hit parade in at least six other nations.

Many musicians have repurposed the cover of Popcorn, among which Jean Michel Jarre, Aphex Twin, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Marsheaux, Muse, Crazy Frog and Muppet . In 2005, the Crazy Frog, relaunched a new version of Popcorn by winning again the first place in many countries.

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