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.