Herb Alpert

Born 31 March 1935.
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Herb Alpert chats with Jools Holland

Herb Alpert chats to Jools Holland on the 250th episode of Later…with Jools Holland.

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Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a recording industry executive, the "A" of A&M Records, a recording label he and business partner, Jerry Moss, founded and eventually sold to Polygram. Alpert has also created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades, which are publicly displayed on occasion. Alpert and wife Lani Hall are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation.

Alpert's musical accomplishments include five No. 1 albums and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart, nine Grammy Awards, fourteen platinum albums, and fifteen gold albums. As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide. Alpert is the only recording artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist ("This Guy's in Love with You", 1968) and an instrumentalist ("Rise", 1979).

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  • Founded A&M Records

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Essential Herb Alpert

    The Essential Herb Alpert 2010

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Double-disc greatest hits and more from the ‘A’ in A&M.
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