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2006 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
Sting (left) inducts musican Herb Alpert and his partner at A&M records Jerry Moss (not shown) into the 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at ceremonies held on March 13, 2006 at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Jerome S. "Jerry" Moss (born May 8, 1935) is an American recording executive, best known for being the co-founder of A&M Records, along with trumpeter and bandleader Herb Alpert.

After graduating with a degree in English from Brooklyn College and a stint in the Army, Moss began his music career by promoting "16 Candles," a hit for The Crests. In 1960 he moved to California where he teamed up with Alpert, forming Carnival Records in 1962 and running the company from an office in Alpert's garage. Discovering that the name was already taken, they dubbed their new-found company A&M Records.

After the A&M label was purchased by PolyGram, the two men went on to form Almo Sounds in 1994, a new record label which continues to operate.

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