Spinner reports on the 50th anniversary celebration of A&M Records, founded by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. Three exclusive interviews have been released with Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens), Sting, and Peter Frampton.
Yusuf talks about his near drowning off the coast of Malibu while visiting the home of Jerry Moss, which famously led to his religious conversion. He also talks about his involvement in the art department and receiving his first $1 million check when signing with them.
A&M: The Anniversary Collection, a 60-track 3-CD retrospective with tracks hand-picked by Alpert and Moss has been released. It includes “Wild World” by Cat Stevens.