I’m assuming you’ve heard of Herb Alpert.
There are a few musical Energizer bunnies in the music industry today. One is Tony Bennett. Another is Herb Alpert.
Alpert was and still is, predominantly an instrumentalist.
In 1968, Alpert released a single, ‘This Guy’s in Love with You,” that had him singing the lead vocals. The song was originally intended for a TV series. However, sensing the popularity it had garnered, Alpert decided to release it as a single. The song reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.
Throughout this year on my Friday Night Forgotten Oldies blog series I will be featuring music from the 50th anniversary of 1969, in my view, an incredible year for popular music in America.
On this date, March 1 in 1969, a recording by Dionne Warwick was at #11 on the Billboard chart and peaked at #7 the following week.
“This Guy’s in Love with You” was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
“This Girl’s in Love with You” was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.