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Albert Hammond (London18 may 1944) is a singer-songwriter from Gibraltar. Hammond wrote together with Mike Hazlewood several hits in the 1970s such as I'm a trainI don't want that in an air disasterThe free electric band and It never rains in southern California. He also wrote other songs for Tina Turner (among other things: I don't wanna lose you) and Whitney Houston (among other things: One moment in time). Hammond is the father of Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist of the band The Strokes.

Albert Hammond is drawn to America at the age of 16. He is, although born in London, coming from Gibraltar ("I am a Gibraltarian"). In 2009 there was in Gibraltar a series of stamps issued in his honor.

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[hide]*1 discography

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Albert Hammond 1974 02-11-1974 4 22
99 Miles from L.A. 1975 06-09-1975 21 8
Hammond & West 1986 20-09-1986 9 19 as Hammond & West/

with Albert West

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
It never rains in Southern California 1972 02-12-1972 26 6 No. 21 in the Single Top 100 /

Alarm Drive

The free electric band 1973 23-06-1973 3 10 No. 3 in the Single Top 100/

Alarm Drive

The peacemaker 1973 22-09-1973 12 7 No. 10 in the Single Top 100
I'm a train 1974 16-03-1974 6 10 No. 7 in the Single Top 100/

Alarm Drive

I don't want that in an air disaster 1974 24-08-1974 3 14 No. 3 in the Single Top 100
New York City here I come 1975 08-02-1975 13 6 No. 12 in the Single Top 100
Half a million miles from home 1975 21-06-1975 tip22 -
Down by the river 1975 13-09-1975 14 6 No. 17 in the Single Top 100
When I'm gone 1981 04-04-1981 tip14 -
Give a little love 1986 06-09-1986 6 10 as Hammond & West/

with Albert West / No. 3 in the Single Top 100

Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
It never rains in Southern California 1972 - No. 24 in the Radio 2 Top 30
The free electric band 1973 - No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30
The peacemaker 1973 - No. 25 in the Radio 2 Top 30
I'm a train 1974 - No. 10 in the Radio 2 Top 30
I don't want that in an air disaster 1974 - No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Down by the river 1975 - No. 19 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Give a little love 1986 - as Hammond & West/

with Albert West/ No. 18 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
I don't want that in an air disaster 901 1029 441 692 688 610 740 847 668 682 1158 924 1394 - -
I'm a train 1004 - 632 703 900 860 947 1241 1411 1073 1709 1303 1402 - -
It never rains in Southern California 1368 - 529 898 1123 1022 1016 1456 995 1121 - 1489 1974 - -
The free electric band 725 558 449 497 549 563 620 788 618 617 1204 841 1109 1808 1868

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