Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 comes from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass!
On April 9th, 1966, "Spanish Flea" entered Billboard's Top 40 and rose up to #27, spending four weeks in the chart. While not a great showing, this is a song well known to many as it was the theme song to TV's "The Dating Game"!
Herb Alpert, born March 31st, 1935 in Los Angeles, California is best known as a trumpeter/producer/composer and has played trumpet since age eight. He formed A&M Records with Jerry Moss in 1962. The pair later forme Almo Sounds in 1994.
Herb Alpert, both with and without The Tijuana Brass, placed nineteen songs in the Top 40 between 1962 and 1987, including two #1s and two Gold Records.