Gershon Kingsley

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Gershon Kingsley composed several hit recordings using the Moog synthesizer in the very early days of electronic music. His mega hit “Popcorn” in 1969 led to a series of pioneering electronic recordings by Gershon, including “God is a Moog” and “Belly Buttons,” which featured a Fairlight synthesizer. He also composed and arranged Jewish-themed music on the synthesizer for albums such as “Gates of Prayer.” While he composed on several early and innovative electronic instruments including the Buchla and Oberheim, his music seemed to gain a special popularity when he used the Moog.