William H. Morris with THIS MAGIC MOMENT

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Moonglows were considered, by many in the know, to be the best of the doo-wop era singers. That rare and unlikely incident led Bill to rescue Prentiss Barnes from the depths of despair. Prentiss was the original bass singer of The Moonglows and was disabled from a train car collision years before. He was now living in Jackson, Mississippi, Bill's hometown. Prentiss and Bill connected and became very close friends. From that historic encounter, Bill facilitated a reunion of Bill Pinkney of The Original Drifters and Prentiss. This led to Bill producing The Original Drifters first two gospel CDs. Over the next few years, he found himself singing with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drifters and Moonglows at various events. The last occasion was with the legendary Harvey Fuqua and The Moonglows' in their final performance at the Doo Wop Hall of Fame milestone moment held in Boston Symphony Hall. The real strength of this book lies in the deep chemistry that existed between Bill and each of these singers-the kind of friendship that changes the world. When people of different backgrounds and races come together with the love given from above, miracles begin to happen.

About the Author
William H. Morris, Jr., a life-long Jacksonian, is the founder and president of The William Morris Group, P.A., an insurance consulting and marketing firm. Bill has interests in photography, writing, and music. He has shared many of his photographic jaunts with his wife Camille and his daughters Camille and Kathryn, all of whom have artistic and creative talents.

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Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
This Magic Moment: My Journey of Faith, Friends, and the Father's Love Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781732239166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Fitting Words - November 1st, 2019