Pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Sergio Mendes is indelibly identified with the bossa nova boom of the '60s. After touring North America with his own quintet, Mendes settled there late in 1964, and worked on recordings with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Art Farmer. He also founded Brasil '65 (later Brasil '66), blending piano jazz, Latin rhythms, and Beatles-style pop with Henry Mancini orchestration. Their versions of "The Look of Love" and "The Fool on the Hill" made the U.S. Top 10 in 1968. During the 1970s and '80s, Mendes recorded for several different labels, scoring a transatlantic hit in 1983 with "Never Gonna Let You Go." Mendes continued recording into the new millennium, and in 2003 appeared on the Black Eyed Peas' multi-platinum album Elephunk.