University of Southern California
Won the Best Pop Instrumental Grammy for "Steppin' Out"
Awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama
Sold A&M Records to Polygram for $500 million
Release of the Grammy-winning song, "Rise"
Release of The Tijuana Brass's hit song, "The Lonely Bull"
Co-founded A&M Records
Sold A&M Records to Polygram in 1987 for $500 million dollars.
As the bandleader of the The Tijuana Brass, Alpert was one of the most successful touring musicians of the 1960s.
Throughout his 50-plus years as a professional musician, Alpert has won eight Grammys, the most recent of which came in 2013 for his instrumental album, Steppin' Out.
Early on in his career, Alpert wrote numerous Top 20 hits for artists like Sam Cooke in the late 1950s.