Sunday, November 23, 2008

Albert Hammond: Free Electric Band

Here is a song from Gibraltar's greatest gift to the pop world that I remember from Top of the Pops in 1973 and have hardly heard since.

It was Hammond's only UK hit, though he had several in the USA and also enjoyed considerable success as a songwriter in partnership with Mike Hazelwood. They wrote "The Air that I Breathe", which was a hit for The Hollies, for instance.

Hammond is the father of the imaginatively named Albert Hammond Jr, who is a member of The Strokes. I believe them to be popular with the young people.

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