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Herb Alpert

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The Resume

    (March 31, 1935- )
    Leader of the Tijuana Brass and the Baja Marimba Band
    Co-founder of 'A&M Records'
    Recorded 'This Guy is in Love With You,' 'Rise,' 'What Now My Love,' 'Lonely Bull,' 'Tijuana Taxi,' 'Spanish Flea' and 'A Taste of Honey'
    Produces plays for Broadway and paints abstract paintings
    Spokesperson for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

Why he might be annoying:

    He divorced his first wife.
    He is responsible for many albums that clutter junk stores and flea markets, most infamously 'Whipped Cream and other Delights.'
    His album covers are better remembered than him and his music.
    Though he is not Latin, he is commonly associated with Latin music.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His song 'Spanish Flea' was the theme song for 'The Dating Game.'
    He is the only person to have a #1 instrumental ('Lonely Bull') and #1 vocal ('This Guy is in Love With You') on Billboard.
    His records have sold millions of copies and won many awards.
    He works on both sides of the industry.
    He helped launch the careers of other musicians including, The Carpenters, The Police, Joe Cocker, Cat Stevens, and Janet Jackson through A&M.
    He doesn't limit his talents.
    He supports many groups including, Los Angeles Free Clinic and The Herb Alpert Foundation.
    His music is easy to recognize.

Credit: Long Tall Sally

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 26 Votes: 26.92% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 19 Votes: 10.53% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 62 Votes: 37.10% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 49 Votes: 36.73% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 44.12% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 158 Votes: 43.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 118 Votes: 41.53% Annoying