Musikalische Legenden verirren sich nur selten nach Gummersbach. Albert Hammond [...]
Albert Hammond. “Ach der, mit der Orgel?!” ist einer der [...]
Albert Hammond is a man with the musical midas touch. For more than five decades, the songs that he has written have connected with people. Millions of people. Worldwide, his songs have been responsible for record sales in excess of 360 million and his material has scored more than 40 chart-toppers. He has worked with artists including Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Whitney Houston, Roy Orbison and Julio Iglesias. Albert will share the songs, and the stories behind them during an intimate date at Wavendon Stables on Sunday (April 26) as part of his Songbook Tour. Albert went On Track with Total MK…
lbert Hammond has been writing and co-writing hit songs for over forty years; among them The Hollies' The Air That I Breathe; Leo Sayer's When I Need You; Whitney Houston's One Moment In Time and Aswad's Don’t Turn Around. Albert recently went back in to the studio to record a new 4 track EP which contains a new song I Guess I Really Had It Coming and also his most successful song It Never Rains In Southern California featuring his friend Al Stewart as a duet partner, and Changing Me a duet song with his son Albert Hammond Jnr.
Albert Hammond’s last two albums, ‘Songbook 2013 Live in Wilhelmshaven’ and ‘Songbook Tour 2015’ are intimate and worthy of much acclaim, yet they barely scratch the surface of this legendary singer-songwriter’s remarkable career. His accomplishments include “360 million records sold worldwide” over fifty prolific years. ‘The Air That I Breathe’ and ‘When I Need You’ alone have been covered countless times by a litany of sought-after vocalists. Hammond was inducted in 2008 to the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and that year also received an OBE. Independently and with collaborators the likes of John Bettis, Mike Hazelwood and Dianne Warren, he has been responsible for three undisputable decades of hits, beginning in the 1960s and extending throughout the 1980s. He has also garnered major international support, winning an Emmy for ‘Cantare, Cantara’ in the Latin American market - his catalogue has been translated into multiple other languages as well.