Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: He’s 88??!!

Happy 88th Birthday today to Herb Alpert, the musician and modern artist who is best known for the music of his Tijuana Brass Band. He had five  No.1 albums, sold 72 million records worldwide, and won nine Grammy Awards—including one for a recent album in 2013.

He is the “A” in A&M Records, which he co-founded. The record label gave us Burt Bacharach, the Carpenters, Captain and Tennille, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Nazareth, the Police and many more.

His popularity was such that Alpert made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1966 for having five albums simultaneously within the Top 20. Alpert and Co. even outsold The Beatles that same year.

Here are a couple of tunes he recorded you may not be aware of.

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