New playable synth Google doodle celebrates electronic music icon Bob Moog

May 23 would have been the musical innovator's 78th birthday

A new interactive Google doodle celebrates the birthday of electronic music pioneer Bob Moog, who would have turned 78 tomorrow (May 23).

To mark the native New Yorker’s birthday, Google have launched an interactive logo, resembling his famous Moog synthesizer. The synth, which also resembles the Google logo, can be played by clicking on the keys and buttons. Have a look – and a play – here:

The founder of Moog Music died in 2005 at the age of 71, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour four months previously.

This is the latest in Google‘s interactive logos, the first having been launched in May 2010 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Pac-Man videogame.

Other so-called Google doodles include an interactive submarine view in honour of science-fiction writer Jules Verne‘s 183rd birthday, a video doodle commemorating Charlie Chaplin‘s 122nd birthday and a playable guitar to celebrate what would have been guitar pioneer Les Paul‘s 96th birthday.