- Year 1966 was epoch making for Herb Alpert (and A&M). Herb, with a permanent touring band in place, begins to achieve international stardom with the issuance of inarguably his two finest TjB LPs charting #1 and #2 respectively. Meantime all year 1966 singles were hits: Spanish Flea (#27), What Now My Love (#24). The Work Song (#18), Flamingo (#28), and Mame (#19). Combined with the momentum from year 1965’s WC&OD and GP, Herb’s first three LPs were discovered by the legions of new fans resulting in near mass frenzy from the LP-buying public -- given the TjB was a "new" group with a new sound yet had no less than six or so LPs in tow.
- Year 1966 saw the BMB assemble its touring band (though membership was not finalized until late 1966). The group’s highest charting single (Ghost Riders in the Sky — #52) was released.
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- What Now My Love (SP 4114)
- S-R-O (SP 4119) — Watch Out! (SP 4118)