Switched-On Bach  

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Switched-On Bach is a musical album by Wendy Carlos (then Walter Carlos) released in 1968. It played a key role in popularising electronic music, and resulted in a huge increase in interest in them, and particularly in Moog synthesizers. The album was the first classical album to sell 500,000 copies, and go platinum. Entering Billboard's pop Top 40 charts on March 1, 1969, it climbed quickly to the Top 10; it stayed in the Top 40 for 17 weeks.



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