Founded by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962, A&M Records helped shape the history of American music. This legendary company featured an all-star roster of artists including Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes, The Police, Cat Stevens, Sting, Styx, Supertramp, and many others.
Alpert and Moss recently donated their company’s papers to the UCLA Music Library Special Collections, where they will form an invaluable resource for the study of American popular music. The collection includes sound recordings, manuscript musical arrangements, correspondence, photographs, promotional materials, posters, gold albums, books, and collectibles.
This online exhibit celebrates A&M’s intellectual and creative history with a presentation of selected materials from the collection, along with a few items borrowed from private collections.