Albert Hammond has been writing hit songs for over forty years. Since the 1960’s there has not been a single decade in which Albert has not written multiple hits songs. He scored his first hit with “Little Arrows” (recorded by Leapy Lee) in 1968 at the age of 24. His songs have been responsible for the sale of over 360 million records worldwide including over 30 chart-topping hits. Many of his most beloved songs, such as “The Air That I Breathe” and “When I Need You,” have become hits multiple times with various artists, decade after decade, Whitney Huston’s “One Moment in Time” became a worldwide anthem.
Albert achieved early success as an artist with his song “It Never Rains in Southern California,” and he has since built a multi-faceted career as an recording artist, songwriter and producer, earning him induction into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2008. He is one of very few songwriters of our time whose songs not only have the mass appeal to make them pop hits, but whose very same songs have the timelessness and depth that over decades turns them into standards. Few writers can successfully walk this line and deliver hits for the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. Albert’s songs are the kind of songs that turn one-hit wonders into career artists and keep records selling and spinning on radio decades after their first release.
These are same of his #1 hits “When I Need You – Leo Sayer,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – Starship (nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy), “One Moment in Time Whitney Huston,” “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before – Willy Nelson & Julio Inglesias, ”the classic “ Hollies recording The Air that I Breathe.” Joe Cocker’s “Don’t You Love Me Anymore” and three-time hit “Don’t Turn Around,” recorded by Ace of Base, Neil Diamond and Aswad.
The artists who have recorded Albert’s songs are undoubtedly some of the greatest of our time— they include Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Johnny Cash, K.D. Lang, Julio Iglesias and Josh Groban, to name just a few.
Of course he also had various No1 hits under his own performing Name like “It Never Rains In Southern California” , “Down By The River”, Free Electric Band”, “I´m A Train” – to name just a few.
He is now Back ! to perform all these songs with his own Band and his new CD “Live”
One of the only few outstanding singer/songwriter who wrote and perform classic hits for over 40 years now !!!!!!!!!