Pilgrim Jubilees lead singer dies
Clay Graham of the legendary gospel quartet the Pilgrim Jubilees has died aged 80. The American traditional black gospel music group – who had five of those albums chart on the Billboard magazine charts – have released twenty-five albums with six record labels.
The Jubes were the first gospel quartet to be the subject of a full-length biography. Written by New Zealander Alan Young, The Pilgrim Jubilees was published in 2001 by the University Press of Mississippi. It remains an essential title on gospel music history.
That same year, the Jubes were inducted into the American Gospel Quartet Convention Hall of Fame.
Clay Graham died on Tuesday (Mar. 20) with no identifiable cause of death.