Today she returned to Studio A with a Gibson Hummingbird guitar that has been with her since she was 12, ahead of a show at the Rubin Museum where she'll perform with it for the first time.In our session, we were treated to acoustic versions of "Histories" from , and a brand new song created as part of a songwriting challenge.
“Obviously now it would hardly register, but at the time I thought, ' Wow, that’s a little much.' And I didn’t know, quite frankly, whether it reflected the album -- the music I was doing at the time. Obviously that was fortuitous.” It was, because the LP in question, attributed to Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass, was his breakout album, and the photo in question was the now iconic shot of a seemingly nude, doe-eyed young woman sunk up to her décolletage in what appears to be a giant pile of the titular dessert topping.Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.After making her choice, the bachelorette met the two unchosen bachelors before meeting the chosen one.The model was a Seattle woman named Dolores Erickson, now 80 (as is Alpert) and a working artist. Erickson, who aside from her modeling career was also briefly under contract at Paramount -- you can spot her, fleetingly, in Jerry Lewis’ (1961) -- remembers frequent jaunts to Tijuana with Alpert, then a songwriter and producer, and “our whole group” to see the bullfights.These excursions inspired Alpert’s hit single “The Lonely Bull,” which launched the Tijuana Brass sound in 1962.