17 Facts About Albert Hammond


Albert Louis Hammond OBE was born on 18 May 1944 and is a British-Gibraltarian singer, songwriter, and record producer.


Albert Hammond has produced for a number of other artists.


Albert Hammond was born in London, after his family had been evacuated from Gibraltar during World War II.


In 1966, Albert Hammond co-founded the British vocal group the Family Dogg, reaching number 6 on the UK Singles Chart with "A Way of Life" in 1969, taken from the album of the same name.


In 1970, at age 26, Albert Hammond moved to the United States, continuing his professional career as a musician.


Albert Hammond wrote songs for others with frequent collaborator Mike Hazlewood.


In 1971, Albert Hammond sang on Michael Chapman's fourth album Wrecked Again, and worked briefly with the Magic Lanterns on recordings of his and Hazlewood's songs, and other material.


Albert Hammond had success as a singer-songwriter with his Spanish recordings.


Albert Hammond had two successful singles in the Philippines during 1981.


Albert Hammond collaborated with Diane Warren on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", a transatlantic No 1 in 1987 for Starship, and "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love", a hit for Chicago that peaked at No 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988.


In 1991, Albert Hammond co-wrote "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" recorded by Diana Ross, which reached No 2 on the UK Singles Chart.


In 2008, Albert Hammond met Kasaan Steigen of the Los Angeles-based Trigger Management who became his personal manager, during which time Albert Hammond collaborated with British singer Duffy and others.


Duffy's resulting album, Endlessly, co-written and co-produced by Albert Hammond, was released in November 2010.


In 2010, Albert Hammond worked on Legend, a new recording of duets of his most successful singles, featuring artists including Elena Paparizou and Bonnie Tyler.


In 1988, Albert Hammond won an Emmy Award for the song "One Moment in Time", a song he wrote along with John Bettis.


On 19 June 2008, Albert Hammond was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


In May 2015, Albert Hammond collected the Ivor Novello award for outstanding song collection.