Aug 17, 2023
By Andy Johnson
He was the “M” in the A&M Records label.
Jerry Moss (above right) founded A&M with his friend trumpeter Herb Alpert (above left).
He and Alpert teamed with literally hundreds of performers including The Carpenters and the Police and released such blockbuster albums as Carole King’s “Tapestry” and Peter Frampton’s “Frampton Comes Alive!”
He and Alpert were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
Moss’ music connections also led to a lucrative horse racing business that he owned with his first wife.
Jerry Moss died yesterday at the age of 88.