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Herb Alpert


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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Known For

Never Say Never Again Music Department
(1983)
Iron Man 3 Soundtrack
(2013)
Witness Soundtrack
(1985)
Hitch Soundtrack
(2005)

Filmography

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 2018 Ocean's Eight (performer: "Hypnotize")
 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jennifer Lawrence/Pedro Pascal/Patti Smith (2017) ... (performer: "I'm Yours" (uncredited), "Route 101", "A Taste of Honey" (uncredited), "Rise" (uncredited))
 2017 Baywatch ("Hypnotize")
 2017 American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Becoming Mr. Playboy (2017) ... (writer: "Tijuana Taxi" - uncredited)
  Bates Motel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2017) (performer - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Convergence of the Twain (2017) ... (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
- Nice Town You Picked, Norma... (2013) ... (performer: "This Guy's In Love With You" - uncredited)
 2017 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El amigo americano (2017) ... (writer: "Wonderful World")
 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (writer: "Wonderful World")
 2016 Central Intelligence (performer: "Hypnotize")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- The Burns Cage (2016) ... (performer: "This Guy's in Love with You" - uncredited)
- On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) ... (writer: "Tijuana Taxi" - uncredited)
 2016 Morfi, todos a la mesa (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 February 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Tijuana Taxi")
 2015 Frau Müller muss weg! (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 2014 Horrible Bosses 2 (performer: "Hypnotize")
 2014 Inherent Vice (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
 2014 Brows Held High (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Anonymous (2014) ... (performer: "Spanish Flea")
 2014 Devil's Due (writer: "Be Mine")
 2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2013) ... (performer: "Puttin' on the Ritz")
 2013 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Todd and Rap Critic Talk About Accidental Racist (2013) ... (performer: "Spanish Flea")
 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 What If...? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Don't Know Much")
 2009 Notorious (performer: "Hypnotize")
 2008 Game Boys (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- G.E.D. (2007) ... (writer: "Wonderful World" - 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 Nagoya senkyaku banrai (TV Series) (writer: "Wonderful World")
 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)
 1999 Tuttu juttu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.35 (1999) ... (writer: "Kaunis maailma" (What a Wonderful World))
 1998 Lindenstraße (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unter Zwang (1998) ... (writer: "Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 1997 Dinner and Driving (performer: "Beba")
 1997 Digging to China (performer: "El Lobo (The Wolf)")
  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")
 1993 Frauds (writer: "Tijuana Taxi" - as Alpert)
 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")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1979 - 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode dated 16 April 1987 (1987) ... (performer: "Keep Your Eye On Me")
- Episode dated 22 November 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Rise")
- Episode dated 8 November 1979 (1979) ... (performer: "Rise")
- Episode #13.26 (1976) ... (writer: "What a Wonderful World")
 1986 One Crazy Summer (performer: "Fandango")
 1985 Witness (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World")
 1983 Roman Za'ir (writer: "What a Wonderful World")
 1983 Breathless (writer: " (What A) Wonderful World")
  WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (writer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Jennifer and the Will (1981) ... (performer: "Magic Man" - uncredited) / (writer: "Magic Man" - uncredited)
- Hotel Oceanview (1980) ... (performer: "Rise" - uncredited)
- For Love or Money: Part 1 (1979) ... (performer: "Rise" - uncredited)
 1980 Inside Moves (performer: "Lonely Bull")
 1979 Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party (TV Special) (performer: "Rise" - uncredited)
 1978 Animal House (writer: "Wonderful World")
 1978 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Art Garfunkel/Stephen Bishop (1978) ... (writer: "(What a) Wonderful World" - uncredited)
 1976 Mother, Jugs & Speed (performer: "Tijuana Taxi", "Mexican Shuffle" - uncredited)
 1968 The Beat of the Brass (TV Special) (performer: "This Guy's In Love With You")
 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")
 1966 It's a Knockout (TV Series) (writer: "Bean Bag" - uncredited)
  Bandstand (TV Series) (arranger - 2 episodes, 1966) (music - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- Episode dated 16 July 1966 (1966) ... (arranger: "Zorba The Greek") / (music: "Spanish Flea")
- Episode dated 9 July 1966 (1966) ... (arranger: "Zorba The Greek")
- Episode dated 1 February 1964 (1964) ... (writer: "Swinger From Seville")
 1966 A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (Short) (writer: "Tijuana Taxi")
 1966 The Face Is Familiar (TV Series) (writer: "Brasilla")
 1965 The Dating Game (TV Series) (writer: "Whipped Cream", "Spanish Flea")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1965) ... (writer: "Wonderful World")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.27 (1965) ... (writer: "Wonderful World")
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Other Works:

Album: "Summertime" (A&M) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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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:

Co-founded, with partner Jerry Moss, the record label Almo Sounds in 1994. See more »

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