Albert Louis Hammond OBE (born 18 May 1944) is a Gibraltarian singer, songwriter, and record producer. A prolific songwriter, he collaborated most notably with the songwriters Mike Hazlewood, John Bettis, Diane Warren as well as Holly Knight, Carole Bayer Sager.
He was also a solo singer in his own right. His biggest (and only Top 20) Billboard hit was “It Never Rains in Southern California”, Other songs of his include “Down by the River”, “The Free Electric Band”, “I’m a Train”, “When I’m Gone” and others. For a time he was part of the formation The Family Dogg, with whom he had the hit “A Way of Life”. He has also produced for a number of artists.
Albert Hammond Backing Tracks – Free Electric Band … It Never Rains In Southern California