CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2012 |
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and continuing through the Carpenters, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Police, Sting, the Go-Go's, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and many others. The one thing they had in common: Most weren't superstars when they came to A&M. "We don't sign big names," Gil Friesen, the longtime president of the label founded in 1962 by Alpert and business partner Jerry Moss, told Forbes in 1988.
August 6, 2004 |
Jerry Moss, co-founder with Herb Alpert of A&M Records, and his wife, Ann, have established a $500,000 scholarship fund at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. The Moss Scholars Program will support students for the full terms of their education at UCLA -- four years for undergraduates and three for graduate students. UCLArts Dean Christopher Waterman will work with his staff to identify the most qualified candidates.
May 6, 1990
Once again, an individual has made a difference ("Film Turns Tide for Dolphins at StarKist Tuna," April 14). Here's to Samuel F. LaBudde, the biologist-photographer, whose painful-to-watch videotape documented the killing of dolphins during tuna fishing operations. And here's especially to Jerry Moss, A&M Records executive, who took it a step further and met at lunch with Anthony J. F. O'Reilly of H. J. Heinz Co., to persuade that firm's top man to boycott tuna at StarKist that had been caught using dolphin-killing methods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990 |
If you've got better things to do today than read this, do them. March against malathion, trim your trees or baptize the baby. I'll tell you right now, you'll get nothing of significance here. Me and Jerry Moss are tired of significance. We reached that conclusion on Super Bowl Sunday, a day of transcendent divinity equaled only by Easter. He said to me, and I agreed, that there's too damned much significance in the world.
May 8, 2005 |
First, the name. You might not believe in the horse, but could you at least correctly pronounce the name? It's "JOCK-oh-mo." Trevor Denman, the esteemed track announcer, has already publicly botched it twice. "We kept sending them notes about it," Dottie Ingardo-Shirreffs, Giacomo's racing manager, said with a sigh. Second, the jockey. He has finally won a Derby in his 12th try, so could you get off his once-broken back? "Honestly, I'm so numb," Mike Smith said after he finished crying.
April 14, 1990 |
Over salads, Weight Watchers entrees, dry crackers and talk of racehorses, two corporate chieftains met at lunch last December to discuss the fate of the world's dolphins. Two hours later, Jerry Moss, chairman of A & M Records Co., had become a catalyst to Anthony J. F. O'Reilly, chairman, president and chief executive of giant H. J. Heinz Co., who was pondering a change of policy for Heinz's subsidiary, StarKist Seafoods Co., the Long Beach-based tuna canner.