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Thread #116478   Message #2506112
Posted By: Amos
02-Dec-08 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Moondog Guitars
Subject: RE: Moondog Guitars
No, I am sorry--I had it all wrong. He moved to Germany.

Wikipedia: "Moondog had an idealised view of Germany ("The Holy Land with the Holy River" — the Rhine), where he settled in 1974. A young German student named Ilona Goebel hosted him, first in Oer-Erkenschwick, and later on in Münster in Westphalia, Germany, where he spent the remainder of his life.

Moondog visited America briefly in 1989, for a tribute in which Phillip Glass asked him to conduct the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, at the New Music America Festival in Brooklyn, stimulating a renewed interest in his music.

He recorded many albums, and toured both in the US and in Europe — France, Germany and Sweden."

Quite the strangebird, he.