Albert Hammond

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1997 (The 1998 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Will Albert Hammond be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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Albert Hammond wrote "The Air That I Breathe" and included it in a musical which also contained his bis biggest hit as an artist, "It Never Rains In Southern California" Also "When I Need You" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" Hammond had a hand in writing. The last song on Dire Straits' 1982 album "Love Over Gold" is called "It Never Rains" and features the lyrics "It never rains around here/It just comes pouring down" The lyric in the refrain of "It Never Rains in Southarn California" is "It never rains in California/But, girl don't they warn you/It pours/Man it pours" Mark Knopfler said in an interview on "Rockline" a couple of weeks ago, when you're a musician you tend to absorb ideas from other people's songs, whether it be mosical or lyrical, like a sponge and try to put your own twist on it.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnelld on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 22:01pm

He would be a non-performer inductee.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 07:01am

Now, how is it that someone who was, in fact a performer, get inducted as a "non-performer"? Carole King was at least inducted with Gerry Goffin as a "song writing team", and not by herself...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 07:46am

Roy, been getting ideas from Lax26?

Posted by Milestones on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 07:53am

Albert Hammond was more successful and better known as a writer for other musicians than he is for his own singing career. He didn't make that many albums. He only had two albums in the 70s and nine singles.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 08:11am

Roy...was he a performer or not???? Carole King was inducted as a songwriter with someone a "duo" they were never performers.

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 09:56am

He was.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.21.09 @ 10:49am

Dave Bartholomew was a recording artist and could easily have been an Early Influence inductee, but was inducted as a Non-Performer. Allen Toussaint has released a number of albums too... he's in as a Non-Performer... so yeah, it could happen with Albert Hammond, too.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 21:15pm

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