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Herb Alpert

Bandleader who had several big instrumental hits in 1960s with his band, the Tijuana Brass. First big hit was "The Lonely Bull" in 1963. He and the Brass followed that with other big hits like "Tijuana Taxi", "Spanish Flea" (familiar to some as "the Dating Game song"), "A Taste of Honey", and "Zorba the Greek". It wasn't until he decided to try a ... See full bio »
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 2014 Horrible Bosses 2 (performer: "Hypnotize")
 2014 Inherent Vice (writer: "(What A) Wonderful World")
 2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2013) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz")
 2013 Iron Man 3 (arranger: "Jingle Bells")
 2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting (performer: "Hypnotize")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.173 (2011) ... (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 2010 Rock & Chips (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 2010 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.74 (2010) ... (performer: "Fascinating Rhythm" - uncredited)
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (performer: "Taste of Honey")
 2009 Notorious (performer: "Hypnotize")
 2008 Game Boys (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
 2007 Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hollywood Babylon (2007) ... (performer: "Green Peppers")
 2006 Lady in the Water (performer: "Bittersweet Samba")
 2005 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) ... (writer: "Tijuana Taxi" - uncredited)
 2005/I Hitch (writer: " (What a) Wonderful World" (1958))
 2004 Johnson Family Vacation (performer: "Justonight")
 2001 On the Edge (performer: "Spanish Flea")
 2001 Sex and the City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Time and Punishment (2001) ... (performer: "Rotation")
 2001 Things Behind the Sun (producer: "Mas Que Nada")
 2001 Dogtown and Z-Boys (Documentary) (performer: "Lollipops and Roses", "A Taste Of Honey", "Whipped Cream")
 2000 The Dish (performer: "Spanish Flea")
 2000 The Crew (writer: "Bim Bam")
 2000 Love & Basketball (performer: "Making Love In The Rain")
 1999 The King of Queens (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Tube Steaks (1999) ... (producer: "Tijuana Taxi" - uncredited)
 1998 Lindenstraße (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unter Zwang (1998) ... (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 1997 Digging to China (performer: "El Lobo (The Wolf)")
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Närkontakt i sjätte klassen (1994) ... ("HELLO DOLLY")
  Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Right On (1994) ... (performer: "North on South Street") / (writer: "North on South Street")
 1990 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1990) ... (writer: " (What A) Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 1988 The Magic of David Copperfield 10: The Bermuda Triangle (TV Special) (writer: "Wonderful World")
 1987 Otto - Der Neue Film (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
 1986 One Crazy Summer (performer: "Fandango")
 1985 Witness (writer: " (WHAT A) WONDERFUL WORLD" (1959))
 1984 Baby Love (writer: "What a Wonderful World")
 1983 Never Say Never Again (producer: "Never Say Never Again")
 1983 Breathless (writer: " (What A) Wonderful World")
 1980 Inside Moves (performer: "Lonely Bull")
 1979 Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party (TV Movie) (performer: "Rise" - uncredited)
 1978 Animal House (writer: "Wonderful World")
 1968 The Beat of the Brass (TV Movie) (performer: "This Guy's In Love With You", "Talk To The Animals")
 1967 Treasure Isle (TV Series) (writer: "Tijuana Taxi")
 1967 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.13 (1967) ... (performer: "A Banda")
 1967 Personality (TV Series) (writer: "Strutting with Maria")
 1967 Casino Royale ("Casino Royale", "The Look Of Love")
 1966 A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (Short) (writer: "Tijuana Taxi")
 1966 It's a Knockout (TV Series) (writer: "Bean Bag" - uncredited)
 1966 The Face Is Familiar (TV Series) (writer: "Brasilla")
 1965 The Dating Game (TV Series) (writer: "Whipped Cream", "Spanish Flea")
 1965 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (1965) ... (performer: "A Taste of Honey")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Magic Man" (A&M) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass | Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on the suggestion that the Tijuana Brass style limited the scope of his career] I never felt limited. This might sound weird, man, but I never tried to make a hit record. I tried to make interesting records. I worked with Sam Cooke and Lou Adler and wrote a song, "A Wonderful World". Sam was a mentor and he said, "People are just listening to a cool piece of wax. And it either makes it or it ... See more »


He was awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6929 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »

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