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Albert Hammond

English-gibraltarian Singer + Songwriter and Record Producer
Male
Born May 18, 1944
Age 72
Hometown London

Albert Louis Hammond OBE is an English singer, songwriter and record producer from Gibraltar.

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Born on May 18, 1944.

TEENAGE

1960 16 Years Old In 1960, he started in music with Gibraltarian band 'The Diamond Boys', which had no real commercial success, but played a part in Spain's introduction to pop and rock music. … Read More

TWENTIES

1966 22 Years Old In 1966 Hammond co-founded the British vocal group The Family Dogg, scoring a UK Top 10 hit with "A Way of Life" in 1969.
1970 26 Years Old He also wrote songs for others with frequent collaborator Mike Hazlewood. These include "Little Arrows" for Leapy Lee, "Make Me An Island" (1969) (which Hammond himself re-recorded in 1979, in a Spanish disco-style version), and "You're Such a Good Looking Woman" (1970) for Joe Dolan, "Gimme Dat Ding" for The Pipkins in 1970 (itself a cover from the Freddie and the Dreamers album, Oliver in the Overworld), "Good Morning Freedom" for Blue Mink, "Freedom Come, Freedom Go" for The Fortunes in 1971 and "The Air That I Breathe" which was a hit for The Hollies in 1974. … Read More

THIRTIES

1976 32 Years Old Written with Carole Bayer Sager, "When I Need You" was first recorded by Hammond on his 1976 album When I Need You.
1977 33 Years Old Produced by Richard Perry, Leo Sayer's version made #1 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in February 1977, after three of his earlier singles had stalled at #2. … Read More

FORTIES

1984 40 Years Old With Hal David, Hammond co-wrote "To All The Girls I've Loved Before", a hit in 1984 for Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson.
1985 41 Years Old Hammond had success as a singer-songwriter with his Spanish recordings. His releases on Epic Records allowed him to successfully tour every region of Latin America. It was during this period that he met Manuel Montoya, CBS Mexico executive, who later became his personal manager in 1985, leading to the Grammy Award winning production of Lani Hall, "Es Facil Amar", producer and writer of "Cantaré, Cantarás" (the Latin American equivalent of "We Are The World"), and collaborations with Roberto Livi on recordings by Raphael, Eydie Gorme and others.
1987 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Hammond collaborated with Diane Warren on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", a transatlantic #1 in 1987 for Starship, and "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love", a hit for Chicago that peaked at #3 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988.
1988 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Hammond also co-wrote "One Moment in Time", the theme song to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, as performed by Whitney Houston. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2005 61 Years Old In 2005 he released his first album in many years, Revolution of the Heart (where Todd Sharpville was his music director), and the single "This Side of Midnight".
2008 64 Years Old In 2008, Hammond met Kasaan Steigen of the Los Angeles based Trigger Management who became his personal manager, during which time Hammond collaborated with British singer Duffy and others.
2010 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Duffy's resulting album, Endlessly, co-written and co-produced by Hammond, was released in November 2010.
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