There’s a lot more to trumpeter Herb Alpert (1935- ) than just the Tijuana Brass. Alpert is one of two musicians to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist. He has released five No. 1 albums, earned nine Grammys, and sold 72 million records worldwide. In 1962, he co-founded A&M Records with Jerry Moss. Their label’s catalogue included many major musical acts of the day.

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