Fitting Words LLC (11/2019)
First Edition. Signed.
Hardback, as new in dust jacket.
The Moonglows were considered, by many in the know, to
be the best of the doo wop-era singers. An unlikely incident allowed Bill Morris and Prentiss
Barnes to meet, and through a series of rare and providential events that followed, the retired
singer was rescued 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.
WILLIAM H (BILL) MORRIS, a lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, is the founder and
president of The William Morris Group, an industry-leading insurance consulting and marketing
firm. Because of his love for the R&B music of his youth, his ability to sincerely connect with
people, and what he credits as divine leading, Morris developed deep friendships with members
of two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups of the doo wop era, the Moonglows and The Original
Drifters, which he shares in his newest book,
This Magic Moment: My Journey of Faith, Friends,
and the Father’s Love
. As president of Hallelujah Productions, Morris had the privilege of
producing The Original Drifters’ first two gospel CDs. He has also published a coffee-table
book, Ole Miss at Oxford: A Part of Our Heart and Soul. Morris and his wife, Camille, have
been married for 47 years and have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.