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Prentiss Barnes, Moonglows singer

McCOMB, Miss. -- Prentiss Barnes, who sang with the Moonglows and who is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died Oct. 1 in a highway accident in southwest Mississippi. He was 81.

Mr. Barnes, of Magnolia, was killed in an accident on Mississippi 48, east of Magnolia.

Mr. Barnes, a bass singer for the Moonglows, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2000. He is also a member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and a Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer.

R&B and doo-wop recordings by the Moonglows include ``Blue Velvet," ``Most of All," ``We Go Together," and ``Ten Commandments of Love." The McGuire Sisters recorded a pop version of their '50s hit ``Sincerely."

The Moonglows disbanded in the mid-1960s.

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