Yes, a most Happy Birthday to you !! I had picked-up the trumpet and played in my grade school and high school bands (and even a little in college - at Boston College), having been inspired by you and the TJB ! God bless you today especially, and may Our Lord grant you even more years !!!
Although things are very sad and frightening in the world as we speak,it's good to see a bit of light in this darkness; meaning the 85(!) birthday of you, Mr.Herb Alpert. I was 16 years old when I first discovered your music and my love for your sound has never ceased. I hope despite the sadness of the news that you and your lovely wife are enjoying your special day on your Malibu property!
Just remember to keep safe! We want you around for a long time to come!
One of your biggest fans,
P.S.: I know that though this is your birthday, I also know that there is personal sad news in your life now, and I'm talking about the passing of your brother Dave. Please accept my sympathy concerning his passing. May God be with you and your family in this time of tremendous sorrow.