Sep 19 2018
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National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin,
One of popular music's most influential songwriters is making his long-awaited return to Dublin.
One of popular music's most influential songwriters, Albert Hammond has been crafting and performing hit songs for more than five decades, beginning in 1960 with his first band, Gibraltar's The Diamond Boys. By the time the 60s were through his was a hot name in industry circles, known as he was for penning commercially successful singles for legendary artists like Aretha Franklin, Glen Campbell and The Hollies.
But it wasn't just his work as a songwriter that made Hammond famous; a captivating performer in his own right, songs like 'Down by the River', 'It Never Rains in Southern California', 'The Free Electric Band', 'I'm a Train', 'When I'm Gone' and others helped propel him to a multi-million selling artist with one of the most recognisable styles in pop.
Having gone on through the decades to write for contemporary artists including Celine Dion, Joe Dolan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Leo Sayer, Tina Turner, Julio Iglesias, Willie Nelson, and Bonnie Tyler, and bands Ace of Base, Air Supply, Blue Mink, Chicago, Heart, Living in a Box, The Carpenters, The Pipkins, Starship, and Westlife, his talent and prolific prowess have kept him firmly on the pulse.
In 2015, Hammond received the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection. Don't miss his long-awaited return to Dublin when he performs for one night only at the National Concert Hall.