Jerry Moss, a music industry giant who co-founded A&M Records with Herb Alpert who rose from a Los Angeles garage to the heights of success with records by Herb Alpert himself, The Police, The Carpenters and hundreds of other artists, has died at 88 years old.
Jerry Moss, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, died Wednesday (August 16) at his home in Bel Air, Calif., according to a statement issued by his family.
During decades. Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss presided over one of the most successful independent labels in the industry, releasing such hit albums as Carole King’s “Tapestry” and Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton.
A&M was also home to the Carpenters, Cat Stevens, Janet Jackson, Soundgarden, Joe Cocker, Suzanne Vega, the Go-Gos, Sheryl Crow, and The Police.
In the late 1980s, Moss and Alpert sold A&M to Polygram for $500 million.