After graduating from Fairfax High School in 1955, he joined the U. Army and frequently performed at military ceremonies.
Members have included Herb Alpert, Bob Edmondson, Nick Ceroli, Tonni Kalash, Lou Pagani, Pat Senatore, John Pisano, Julius Wechter, Pete Jolly, Dave Frishberg, Vince Charles, Steve Schaeffer, Ernie Mc Daniel, Bob Findley, Lani Hall (vocalist), Papito Hernández, Peter Woodford, John Barnes, Derek Nakamoto, Andy Armer, Paulinho Da Costa, Daniel E.(1935 - ) Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is a Jewish-American musician most associated with the Tijuana Brass, a now-defunct brass band of which he was leader.The song was also recorded by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 on their 1966 debut album, Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66."Spanish Flea" was also covered by Trudy Pitts on her debut album Introducing the Fabulous Trudy Pitts (1967), by the Doodletown Pipers on The Doodletown Pipers Sing-along '67 (1967) and by Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley on Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog, also recorded in 1967.His career as a singer brought fame to him, as he released more than 20 albums, some of which achieved platinum and gold status, which increased his net worth by a large margin.
For the major part of his career however, he was the founder of the band Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.
Julius Wechter himself, with his Baja Marimba Band, recorded the song on the 1971 album As Time Goes By.
Herbert “Herb” Alpert was born on the 31st March 1935, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
This is a brief yet important gag in White House Down. The song featured Alpert's trumpet over a Latin rhythm backing.
The song is best known from an instrumental version by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, released as a single and on their 1965 album Going Places. In the United States, the song is closely associated with the long-running game show The Dating Game, for which it served as the "Bachelor’s Theme".
Herb is known in the media for his charity work with his wife Lani, as they established the Herb Alpert Foundation.