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Music – 1988 – Trumpeter Herb Alpert – Start Spangled Banner – At Super Bowl XXII Skins Vs Broncos

This rendition of The Star Spangled Banner is beautifully played by world famous trumpeter Herb Albert at the start of Super Bowl XXII between the Washington Redskins verses the Denver Broncos….which was play on January 31, 1988 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA. 

Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana BrassHerb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass or TJB.  Alpert is also a recording industry executive….as the “A” of A&M Records….a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded….and eventually sold to PolyGram Records.

Alpert also has created abstract expressionist paintings and sculpture over two decades….which are publicly displayed on occasion….as Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall, are substantial philanthropists through the operation of the Herb Alpert Foundation.

Alpert’s musical accomplishments include five # 1 albums….and 28 albums total on the Billboard Album chart….nine Grammy Awards….fourteen platinum albums….and fifteen gold albums….whereas, Alpert has sold 72 million records worldwide.  Alpert is the only recording artist to hit # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist (“This Guy’s in Love with You” in 1968….and an instrumentalist for “Rise” in 1979.

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