HERB ALPERT + THIJS VAN LEER 1935 Herbert "Herb" Alpert ( Los Angeles , California , USA , March 31 of 1935 ) is a trumpeter and singer American known for being part of the Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass , Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass or just TJB . It is also famous for being a recording industry executive, is the letter "A" of A & M Records , a record label founded with Jerry Moss -. Alpert's musical accomplishments include five number one, twenty-eight albums on the list of Billboard , eight Grammy Awards , fourteen Platinum albums and fifteen gold records . In 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide.
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1948 Thijs van Leer (born 31 March 1948, Amsterdam) is a Dutch musician, singer and composer, best known for heading the Dutch progressive rock band, Focus, as primary vocalist, Hammond organ player, and flautist. He also yodels and whistles. In his later years, Van Leer went on to release many solo albums which were also classical music and jazz-based.
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Dick Contino famed accordionist dies at 87 - Dick Contino (January 17, 1930 – April 19, 2017) was an American accordionist and singer. Contino was born in Fresno, California. He studied accordion pri...