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Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, whose A&M Records produced scores of hit songs and superstars for nearly three decades, have donated the company papers and mementos to the UCLA Library, it was announced Friday.

The collection includes sound recordings, gold albums, letters, photographs and other materials, such as a score for "The Lonely Bull," a 1962 hit by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

The company, founded in 1962 in a garage behind Alpert's house, recorded the likes of Carole King, Joan Baez, Sting, the Carpenters, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Burt Bacharach and Bryan Adams.

It was sold to Polygram in 1989.

"A&M is a legendary company and we are deeply honored that Herb and Jerry have chosen to give this collection to the UCLA Library," said Gary E. Strong, librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"These materials provide a unique insight into the Southern California music scene," he said.

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