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Herb Alpert

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Herb Alpert

Only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both an instrumentalist ([GUI]Rise[GUI], 1979) and vocalist ([GUI][[This Guy's in Love with You]][GUI], 1968) add

Category: Music

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (67%), California (9%), (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, Lani Hall, Tijuana

Linked to: CBS, Fairfax High School, Singer Corporation, University of Southern California




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Herb Alpert was born in 1935 add something


While attending the University of Southern California in the 1950s, he was a member of the USC Trojan Marching Band for two years add something


After graduating from Fairfax High School in 1952, he joined the U.S. Army and frequently performed at military ceremonies add something


He was previously married to Sharon Mae Lubin from 1956 to 1971, but they divorced add something


In 1956, he appeared in the uncredited role "Drummer on Mt. Sinai" in the film "Ten Commandments" add something


In 1957, Alpert teamed up with Rob Weerts, another burgeoning lyricist, as a songwriter for Keen Records add something


Lou Adler - In 1958, Alder cowrote and produced with Herb Alpert the song "River Rock" for Bob "Froggy" Landers and The Cough Drops on the Ensign label


An album or two would be released each year throughout the 1960s add something


In 1960, Alpert began his recording career as a vocalist at RCA Records under the name of Dore Alpert add something


Leon Russell - As a first call studio musician in Los Angeles, Russell played on many of the most popular songs of the 1960s, including some by The Byrds, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, and Herb Alpert


From 1962 through 1992 Alpert signed artists to A&M Records and produced records add something


Waylon Jennings - In 1963, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he signed a contract with Herb Alpert of A&M Records


Alpert's style achieved enormous popularity with the national exposure The Clark Gum Company gave to one of his recordings in 1964, a Sol Lake number titled "The Mexican Shuffle" add something


By the end of 1964, because of a growing demand for live appearances by the Tijuana Brass, Alpert auditioned and hired a team of crack session men add something


In 1965, Alpert released two albums, "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" and "Going Places" add something


The band debuted in 1965 and became one of the highest-paid acts performing, having put together a complete revue that included choreographed moves and comic routines written by Bill Dana add something


Onzy Matthews - His other arranging assignments for recordings included work for Herb Alpert and Curtis Amy's 1965 LP "The Sounds of Broadway/The Sounds of Hollywood" for Palomar Records


Tommy LiPuma - In 1965, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss hired him to be the first on staff producer for their A&M label


In 1966 over 13 million Alpert recordings were sold, outselling the Beatles add something


Lani Hall - The band toured alongside A&M labelmates Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in 1966


In 1967, the Tijuana Brass performed the title cut to the first movie version of "Casino Royale" add something


The first Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass special, sponsored by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, aired on April 24, 1967 on CBS add something


Burt Bacharach - Bacharach composed and arranged the soundtrack of the 1967 film "Casino Royale," which included "The Look of Love", performed by Dusty Springfield, and the title song, an instrumental Top 40 single for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass


Alpert sang it to his first wife in a 1968 CBS Television special titled "Beat of the Brass" add something


The single debuted in May 1968, topped the national chart for four weeks and ranked among the year's biggest hits add something


Alpert disbanded the Tijuana Brass in 1969, released another album by the group in 1971 add something


In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Alpert enjoyed a successful solo career add something


Billy Preston - After 1970's "Encouraging Words," Preston left Apple and signed with Herb Alpert's A&M Records


In 1973, with some of the original Tijuana Brass members and some new members, he formed a group called Herb Alpert and the T.J.B. This new version of the Brass released two albums in 1974 and 1975 and toured add something


Since 1974, Alpert has been married to recording artist Lani Hall, who is best known as one of the singers of the Sérgio Mendes band Brasil '66 add something


He had his biggest instrumental hit, "Rise" , which went number one in October 1979 and won a Grammy award, and was later sampled in the number one 1997 rap song "Hypnotize" by the late rapper Notorious B.I.G add something


Louis Johnson (bassist) - He was one of three bassists on Herb Alpert's 1979 album "Rise", which included its top-10, Grammy-winning disco/jazz title-track


In the 1980s Alpert created The Herb Alpert Foundation and the Alpert awards in the Arts with The California Institute of the Arts add something


Val Valentino - By the end of the 1980s and into the 1990s, Valentino had moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and was performing in casino shows including "Viva Las Vegas" and "Splash", after having appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show", as well as in a music video by Herb Alpert


The song "Route 101" off the "Fandango" album peaked at number 37 in Billboard in August 1982 add something


Alpert reconvened a third version of the Brass in 1984 after being invited to perform for the Olympic Games athletes at the Los Angeles Summer Games add something


He continues to be a guest artist for artists including Gato Barbieri, Rita Coolidge, Jim Brickman, Brian Culbertson, and David Lanz, and in 1985, Alpert performed the trumpet solo on the song "Rat In Mi Kitchen" from the album of the same name by English reggae band and A&M recording artists UB40 add something


In 1987, Alpert branched out successfully to the R&B world with the hit album "Keep Your Eye On Me", teaming up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on "Diamonds" and "Making Love In the Rain" featuring vocals by Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith add something


Kurt Maloo - In 1987, Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug recorded their second and last album, "Dou3le", visualized best in the performance of the legendary Swiss mime group Mummenschanz in the award-winning music video for their song Devils Ball, featuring Herb Alpert on trumpet


Alpert performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Super Bowl XXII in San Diego, California in January 1988 add something


Both would continue to manage the label until 1993, when they left because of frustrations with PolyGram's constant pressure to force the label to fit into its corporate culture add something


Royal Festival Hall - In 1996 at London's Royal Festival Hall, Noel Gallagher performed the song with Burt Bacharach add something


Alpert and Moss received a Grammy Trustees award in 1997 for their lifetime achievements in the recording industry as executives and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2007 add something


Stan Getz - In 1998, the "Stan Getz Media Center and Library" at Berklee College of Music was dedicated through a donation from the Herb Alpert Foundation


In 2000, Alpert acquired the rights to his music from Universal Music in a legal settlement and began remastering his albums for compact disc reissue add something


Steve Mazur - He graduated from Boston 's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2000, opening the commencement ceremony by playing a solo acoustic guitar version of "Think About It," written by Herb Alpert, Will Calhoun, and Doug Wimbish


In the spring of 2006, a remixed version of the "Whipped Cream" album, entitled "Whipped Cream and Other Delights: Re-Whipped" was released and climbed to No. 5 on the "Billboard" Contemporary Jazz chart add something


Alpert and Moss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006 as non-performer lifetime achievers for their work at A&M. add something


Jerry Moss - Moss and Herb Alpert were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 as nonperformers


On Sérgio Mendes' 2008 album "Encanto", Alpert performed trumpet solos backing lead vocals by his wife on the song "Dreamer" add something


Most recently, Alpert and his wife signed with Concord Records and released a new album in the summer of 2009, "Anything Goes", which was Alpert's first release of new material since 1999's "Herb Alpert and Colors" add something


California Institute of the Arts - The Herb Alpert School of Music was accredited in 2009 to grant a Doctor of Musical Arts


The sculpture exhibition Herb Alpert: Black Totems, on display at ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, February through September 2010, brought media attention to his visual work add something


A new studio album by Alpert and Hall, "I Feel You", was released in February 2011 add something


Lani Hall - In the 2011 the album "I Feel You" was released, on which she performs alongside her husband Herb Alpert


His 2013 exhibition in exhibition Santa Monica, California comprehends abstract paintings and large totemlike sculptures add something


Alpert won a Grammy Award on January 26, 2014 for Best Pop Instrumental Album for his work on "Steppin' Out" add something


The first such reissues occurred in November 2015, when the Tijuana Brass' "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" and "Christmas Album" were reissued on the new label add something


Festival del Sole - The festival's tenth season was held in July 2015 and included performances by Kevin Spacey, Herb Alpert, Nadine_Sierra, Midori, and the Russian National Orchestra, among others


His most recent release is "Human Nature", nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award, Best Pop Instrumental Album add something


A single from the album, "Wade in the Water," was released in July of 2018 add something


In October of 2018, Alpert will release "Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass," a new album featuring updated versions of 12 classic TJB songs add something


A single from the album, "Wade in the Water," was released in July 2018 add something


In October 2018, Alpert will release "Music Volume 3: Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass," a new album featuring updated versions of 12 classic TJB songs add something


As of 2019, the Alperts live on a 5,5 acres beachfront compound on the Pacific Coast Highway in West Malibu, which Herb Alpert acquired in the early 1970s add something