Herb Alpert has 83 candles on his birthday cake today. He is best known for his …
Written by megarock on March 31, 2018
Herb Alpert has 83 candles on his birthday cake today. He is best known for his music from Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
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, he 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). In 1966, Herb Alpert sold over 13 million records. That was more than The Beatles sold that year.
He is also a recording industry executive, the “A” of A&M Records, a record company he and business partner, Jerry Moss, founded in the early 60’s. Remember what we said before, he sold over 72 million albums worldwide, and he owned the record company….
Kinda makes “A Taste of Honey” sound more like “Cha Ching”!!!!
Is there a certain song that Herb played that brings back some good memories to you?
Happy Birthday Herb!! Thanks for the music you made and the music you made possible for us to hear!