Herb Alpert’s “Whipped Cream and Other Delights” released in April

The most indelible easy listening image of the year was the album jacket of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’s Whipped Cream & Other Delights, featuring model Dolores Erickson. She was three months pregnant when they photographed her, and was no doubt responsible for many of the six million copies sold. (She was actually covered in shaving cream, because it didn’t melt under the lights.) “Sorry, we can’t play the cover for you,” Alpert would tell audiences. The album’s instrumental version of “A Taste of Honey” made it to No. 7 and won four Grammys, including Record of the Year (which was different from Song of the Year).

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