14 Facts About Albert Hammond


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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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