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Alpert, Herb

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Musicians, Songwriter


1935 - Alpert was born in Los Angeles, California on March 31, 1935.


1943 - Started his trumpet lessons at the age of eight.


1952 - He graduated from Fairfax High School and joined the United States Army.


1954 - Attended and graduated with a degree at the University of Southern California. He was a member of the University of Southern California Marching Band for two years.


1957 - Worked as a songwriter for Kenn Records.


1960 - Signed a contract with RCA Records as a vocalist under the name of Dore Alpert.


1963 - He started a small recording studio in his garage and was able to create a song, The Lonely Bull. He used his own money to press the record as a single and distribute it through radio stations. The song became a Top Ten Hit.


1964 - Due to growing demands, Alpert hired a team of crack session men.


1965 - Released two albums, Whipped Cream (and Other Delights) and Going Places. His band won six Grammy awards and 15 of their albums went gold, 14 platinum.


1966 - His music was able to outsold The Beatles and the Guinness Book of World Records recognized that Alpert set a new record by placing five albums simultaneously on the Billboard Pop Album Chart.


1969 - He disbanded the Tijuana Brass.


1974-1975 - Formed a new version of the Brass and was able to released two albums.


1984 - The T.J.B. was invited to perform for the Olympic Games athletes at the Los Angeles Summer Games.


1997 - Alpert and his partner Jerry Moss of A&M Records, received a Grammy Trustees Award for their lifetime achievements in the recording industry as executives.


2006 - On March 13, 2006, he and Moss were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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