CASHBOX Magazine has a rich history dating back to the 1940's. As you can imagine thousands of artists have passed through our doors. You can see them in our archivepages. We realized that for various reasons many deserving artists quickly became a thing of the past and have long been forgotten. Others have continued to stay in the mainstream to this day. With the New CASHBOX Hall Of Fame we are going to level the playing field and awards will be presented based on strict criteria by industry veterans.
Initially we will present awards for those still alive from the 30's forward. We will also induct four posthumous awards each month. Inductees will be chosen by industry professionals at CASHBOX and Record World Magazine as well as outside music veterans who have been instrumental in driving this initiative.
Our goal is simple. Give recognition that is earned, not bought while creating a music ecosystem that is genre based and NOT a melting pot of other Hall of Fame collections. It will be accurate, consistent and we will also reach out to the public for their input and suggestions.
We believe that this interactive approach will build excitement and recognition around the world.
American musician Herb Alpert won Grammy Awards as a successful bandleader and solo artist and co-founded the independent A&M Records label. QUOTES: “I made the music that was coming out of me. I had all these songs in my head that I'd played over the years, and I was mainly drawn by their melodies. Being an instrumentalist, I couldn't do otherwise because I rarely had the advantage of a lyric. Most of the songs the Tijuana Brass did were ones I whistled when I was alone.”
Born on March 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California, Herb Alpert began his career in the music industry as a songwriter. He formed A&M Records with Jerry Moss in 1962, and went on to enjoy success with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and as a solo artist. After selling A&M in the late 1980s, Alpert devoted more time to his art and philanthropy while continuing to churn out award-winning music. Early Years Herbert Alpert was born to immigrant Eastern-European Jewish parents on March, 31, 1935, in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in a family of musicians, the shy boy picked up a trumpet for the first time at age 8. He received classical training from Benjamin Klatzkin, a former principal trumpet for the New York Philharmonic, and was competing in local talent shows by the end of high school. After playing with a U.S. Army band, Herb Alpert went to work for Keen Records with his friend Lou Adler. They enjoyed some success as songwriters with "Baby Talk" for Jan and Dean in 1959 and "Wonderful World" for Sam Cooke in 1960. Alpert became friends with a fellow young music executive named Jerry Moss, and the two enjoyed driving to Tijuana, Mexico, to watch bullfights. Struck by the charged atmosphere of these events, Alpert began working on a double-horned track with session musicians. After forming A&M Records with Moss, the trumpet player enjoyed his first hit as an artist and executive with the release of "The Lonely Bull," by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.