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Name: Hugo Montenegro  
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Date of Birth: 2nd September 1925
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
Profession: Composer
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Hugo Montenegro (b. New York City, 1925) was a composer of movie soundtracks. He attended Manhattan College while studying composition and leading his own band for school dances. He was later hired by Time Records as a musical director producing a series of albums for the label, and moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s where he began working for RCA records, producing a series of albums and soundtracks. During the mid‑60's he started producing some of the most renowned works from the Space-age Pop era, featuring electronics and Rock in albums such as "Moog Power", and "Mammy Blue".

Montenegro's electronic works were decisive and influencial for the future generations of electronic musicians, giving a retro/futuristic edge by the use of the Moog synthesizer, and helped to push its popularity. He will be also remembered by his versions of classics such as Ennio Morricone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". In the late 1970s severe emphysema put an end to his musical career.

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