Herb Alpert

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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 »


Known For

Never Say Never Again Music Department
Iron Man 3 Soundtrack
Witness Soundtrack
Ocean's Eight Soundtrack


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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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Songwriter: Wrote (w/Lou Adler, Sam Cooke) "A Wonderful World", a hit for Cooke and, later, for Herman's Hermits. 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


6' (1.83 m)


Lani Hall  (1 child) | See more »


Alpert, Louis | Alpert, Tillie


Randy 'Badazz' Alpert (niece or nephew)

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I believe the best chance we have of creating responsible and productive kids is through the arts, and it has to be developed just like literacy. See more »


While attending the University of Southern California in the 1950s, he was a member of the USC Trojan Marching Band for 2 years. See more »

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