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Originally published October 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM | Page modified October 4, 2013 at 12:07 AM

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The Whipped Cream Lady to attend party Friday night at the Swedish Club

Dolores Erickson, 78, the Whipped Cream Lady, who was covered in cream in the iconic 1965 Herb Alpert album, is coming to a party Friday night at the Swedish Club. She’s also looking for a new husband.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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Get your Herb Alpert albums out.

The Whipped Cream Lady, of Swedish heritage, is coming to the Swedish Club this Friday night for a party, and she will sign that special LP from your youth.

Dolores Erickson, who’s now 78, is the former Eileen Ford model who graced one of the most memorable album covers ever made — that of the 1965 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass’ “Whipped Cream & Other Delights.”

It showed Erickson covered in cream (mostly shaving cream).

She’s been living in Longview for nearly four decades and was widowed last year.

Erickson is not shy about promoting her interests.

She says that you older gentlemen should know she’s looking for a new husband.

“I’m looking for a friend, with a sense of humor, smart,” she says. “What would we be without friends?”

The record spent 141 weeks on Billboard’s Top 40 albums chart.

In later years, at concerts, Alpert would tell audiences, “Sorry, but I can’t play the cover for you.”

Erickson still has such a following that a 2012 Seattle Times story twice has gone viral on the Internet.

Herb Alpert Night at the Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., will go from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Besides Erickson, the event will feature the seven-piece band, Rat City Brass, that specializes in recreating that Tijuana Brass sound. They plan to play the entire “Whipped Cream” album.

Entrance is free but a donation of $5 or $10 is suggested to help cover costs.

Also, from 6-8 p.m., for $15 you can get a salmon dinner, a baked potato topped with Skagen shrimp and a Caesar salad or a lasagna dinner.

This being the Swedish Club, Happy Hour for drinks last all evening, featuring such favorites as the akvavit spirits that pack 40 percent alcohol by volume.

Erik Lacitis: 206-464-2237 or elacitis@seattletimes.com

On Twitter @ErikLacitis

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