After retiring from the Imperials, Starting in 1978, he began a 16 year stint working for BMI, rising to the position of Vice President of Special Projects. In 1996, he launched the Entertainment/Music division of First Union Bank. In 2003, he joined the American division of MCS, an entertainment company based in London. He became president of their American operations the following year.
Solo Recording Discography
1964 The Piano Artistry Of Joe Moscheo, II And The Prophets Quartet (Sing Records/MFLP-3004): Wonderer (Medley); Then The Answer Came; An Empty Mansion; You Can Have Him; Close To The Master; After While; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; God Of Our Fathers; Jesus Is A Way Maker; What Child Is This; No Not One; Piano Medley (James "Big Lew" Garrison, Roy McNeal, Ed Hill, Jay Simmons, Dave Rogers on Close To The Master and After Awhile, Joe Moscheo).
Joe Moscheo, legendary member of The Imperials, passed away in Nashville on Monday night. January 12, 2016.
Joe was a musician, songwriter, producer and writer. During his vast career he worked with Elvis Presley, Jimmy Dean, Roy Clark and Pat Boone, just to name a few. He received Grammy and Dove Awards. Joe was officially incorporated into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007. And at the end of December 2015 he was hospitalized in Nashville and since then has been in intensive care. Last night he passed away there. RIP Joe!
In handwritten final instructions from Joe Moscheo spoke explicitly the wish that there should be no funeral service of any kind. Instead, he wanted a kind of 'Celebration of Life' as with the death of Joe Guercio and John Wilkinson. He wanted only his close family and best friends to share a meal and enjoy each other, and tell memories about his life.
Joe was a musician, songwriter, producer and writer (such as 'The Gospel Side of Elvis') and has been for more than 40 years in the business. During this period he worked with include Elvis Presley, Jimmy Dean, Roy Clark and Pat Boone, just to name a few and revived many received Grammy and Dove Awards.
Joe was several times a guest at Elvis Australia events with his group "The Elvis Imperials" and Joe was officially incorporated into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007.