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Bandleader who had several big instrumental hits in 1960s with his band, Herb Alpert & 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Never Say Never Again Music Department
(1983)
Witness Soundtrack
(1985)
Iron Man 3 Soundtrack
(2013)
Ocean's Eight Soundtrack
(2018)

Filmography

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 2020 Herb Alpert Is... (Documentary) (music)
 2006 The Holiday (soloist: trumpet)
 1983 Never Say Never Again (music producer: title song) / (musician: trumpet solo, title song)
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed (musical participation)
 1969-1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) (musician - 16 episodes)
- Money Is a Five Letter Word (1970) ... (musician)
- Free Is a Four Letter Word (1970) ... (musician)
- A Five-Pound Monkey on His Stomach (1970) ... (musician)
- The Promise (1970) ... (musician)
 1966 A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (Short) (music arranger)
 1965 The Dating Game (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1963 The Stripper (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1959 Blue Denim (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "The Brass Are Comin'" (A&M) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Apple Music | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Lani Hall  (1 child) | See more »

Parents:

Alpert, Louis | Alpert, Tillie
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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 »

Trivia:

Was turned down by the A&R executive of Specialty Records, Sonny Bono. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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