Happy Birthday, Herb Alpert! (1935); Thijs van Leer of Focus (1948). I have LP’s & CD’s by both artistes.
Sure would like to find one (or two) Herb Alpert CD’s – uh, which ones? I also like Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 45’s, preferably with picture sleeves. He’s the “A” in A&M Records, folks.
Focus has been a favorite band for well over 40 years! “Moving Waves” hit me & my childhood friends like the proverbial ton o’ bricks! “Hocus Pocus”, indeed! I understand that “Moving Waves” sold over a million LP’s. Publishing money!
There are a few Jan Akkerman LP’s that I really enjoy, including his self-titled LP from 1977 or so (the one with the cover that’s a woman / guitar hybrid tapping him on the shoulder). I believe I have 3 or 4 LP’s by Thijs van Leer, some of which aren’t even classical LP’s. His “O My Love” LP on Philips NL is absolutely amazing, and not on CD, as of recently.
I have quite a few Japanese paper sleeve CD’s by Focus, and all of their regular LP’s – and many 45’s.