Monday, June 25, 2007
Gospel Legend Bill Moss Passes Away
TBGB learned from The Belle Report that Bill Moss, Sr., member of Detroit's Moss/Clark gospel music dynasty, went on to be with the Lord today. He died in a Detroit hospital.
Moss's sister, Mattie Moss Clark, almost needs no introduction, but for those who don't know, she was the leader of the Southwest Michigan State Choir of the COGIC and gave birth (literally) to the Clark Sisters.
Bill Moss is perhaps best known for founding the gospel group Bill Moss and the Celestials. A songwriter, Moss also started a record company, Bilesse, that recorded his group as well as other Moss Clark family members and Detroit artists. Moss' son, J Moss, has followed in the family business and has built a steady reputation as a gospel artist and A-list producer, the latter as part of the PAJAM team.
There's so much more to be said about Bill Moss and his role in the development of gospel music, but for the sake of getting this post out to you, I will be brief. As more details roll in about the services, I'll post them here.
Meanwhile, WLUW's "Gospel Memories" (www.gospelmemories.com) will pay tribute to Bill Moss by featuring his music and some of the recorded output of Bilesse Records on its July 1 broadcast.