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 Albert Hammond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His son, Albert Hammond Jr, is a member of the band The Strokes.
Albert Hammond (born on 18 May 1942) is a singer-songwriter, whose family came originally from Gibraltar.
Hammond was born in London, due to a war-time shift in family circumstances, and later moved to the United States, where he began his professional career as a musician. /wiki/Albert_Hammond   (147 words)

 Albert Hammond Jr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albert Hammond Jr (born 9 April 1979, in Los Angeles) is a musician and member of the rock band The Strokes.
The son of songwriter Albert Hammond, Albert Jr.
Albert is usually seen playing an olympian white Fender Stratocaster, or bandmate Nick Valensi's Les Paul Jr. /wiki/Albert_Hammond_Jr   (472 words)

Promoting his new album and a biography, Albert Hammond Snr has revealed in a joint interview with his son, that before music, the guitarist was a championship winning roller skater.
Hammond Snr, who gave up performing music to concentrate on writing and producing when his son was born, is releasing his first record in 23 years, titled 'Revolution Of The Heart'.
However despite not seeing his father onstage, The Strokes guitarist explained that his dad's profession was a big influence on his career - something Hammond Snr says he's approved of right from the beginning. /news/112235.htm   (275 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features
Really, we are," said guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., via cell phone from a bus en route to their Rome gig in mid-December.
COURTESY OF The band consists of, from left, guitarist Nick Valensi, singer Julian Casablancas, drummer Fabrizio Moretti, bassist Nikolai Fraiture and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.
Hammond says it took six to eight months to write, record and produce the 11 short songs ("Between Love and Hate" is the longest at a whopping 3:15). /2004/01/02/features/story1.html   (824 words)

 John Hammond
Hammond, one of the world’s premier acoustic blues artists, was also just nominated again as ‘Acoustic Blues Musician of the Year’ (an award he won most recently in 2002) in the Blues Foundation's W.
John Hammond is featured on the cover of the December issue of Acoustic Guitar, the world’s premier acoustic guitar magazine.
Ruth Brown, Robert Cray, John Hammond, and Mavis Staples are pictured in the August 2003 issue of Vanity Fair along with other artists who participated in the historic Salute To The Blues concert at Radio City Music Hall in February. /hammond   (1514 words)

 Telegraph Arts Second coming
Hammond Jr was born in Los Angeles to an Argentine mother and an English dad.
Hammond Jr, 23, is the mumbliest, most dude-like member of the Strokes.
But Hammond Jr is by far the snappiest of the five, favouring white suits and loosely knotted ties. /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2003/10/11/bmstro.xml&sSheet=/arts/2003/10/11/ixtop.html   (2901 words)

 Anecdote - Albert Jr Hammond - Happy Convert
Baptised Episcopalian, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr informally converted to Judaism in 2002, so that Nick Valensi would not be the only Jew in the band.
Hammond, Albert Jr (1980-) American musician [noted for various recordings with The Strokes]
Anecdote - Albert Jr Hammond - Happy Convert /index.php?aid=16435   (185 words)

 Arts Unlimited Arts features A rare joint interview with Albert Hammond Sr and Jr
Now Hammond Jr is helping to promote his father's album, which seems extremely sporting, given the number of column inches that have been expended on the Strokes' privileged upbringings in recent years.
Albert Hammond Sr started writing hit singles in the 1960s and apparently forgot to stop: he has sold over 360m records.
Hammond Sr's collaborators and clients made a habit of dropping by: "Roy Orbison was the best one, man," smiles his son. /features/story/0,,1474760,00.html   (1114 words)

 Strokes Dad To Release album
Albert Hammond, the father of Albert Hammond Jr from The Strokes, is about to release his first album in 23 years.
Hammond quit the spotlight to concentrate on songwriting after his son was born.
The senior Hammond was a pop star in his own right in the 70s. /news/2005/may05/20050504_alberthammond.html   (170 words)

For Albert Hammond Jr's exclusive NME interview, where he talks about life in the studio, the band's trip to Japan and dealing with the pressures of writing and recording the follow-up to 'Is This It', see this week's NME, out now.
THE STROKES hugely anticipated comeback single is called '12:51', guitarist ALBERT HAMMOND JR has exclusively told NME.COM.
"We just had the eleven songs," an excited Albert told NME.COM. /news/105917.htm   (275 words)

 Pulse of the Twin Cities - Locally Grown Alternative Newspaper
The Stokes: (L-R) Nick Valensi, Julian Casablancas, Fabrizio Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture, and Albert Hammond Jr.
Hammond: We’ve all agreed that if one person ever leaves it’s no longer the Strokes and we’re going to have to change names.
Hammond: If I hadn’t attended that Swiss boarding school I would have never met Julian and the band would never have existed. /article.php?sid=1044   (2191 words)

 Strokes learn to take success in stride - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Hammond said the band was neither in agreement with, nor particularly repulsed by, the manufactured hype.
Hammond said the The Strokes' success and critical praise only fuel its own internal pressure to be truly great band.
Phoning from a club in Amsterdam on a particularly frosty December night, a half-hour before a sold-out gig, Hammond laughed at the memory but was dead set on getting the circle-island drive right when The Strokes return to town next week. /article/2004/Jan/02/en/en03a.html   (1088 words)

 Arts Unlimited Arts Friday Review Neil Strauss spends seven days with the Strokes
The shirt is the property of his roommate, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.
Hammond (who is dating Catherine Pierce, one half of the countrified-pop sister duo the Pierces) is hanging out with the boys tonight.
Baptised Episcopalian, Hammond informally converted to Judaism, he says, a year and a half ago, so that Valensi wouldn't be the only Jew in the band. /fridayreview/story/0,12102,1074017,00.html   (3406 words)

Albert Hammond Jr had no idea what he
Albert: "Plastic Ono Band" I got it when I was working in
So Albert's plan was to move to New /albertx.html   (361 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Music: Take It or Leave It
Albert Hammond Jr.: I would just say that we work very hard, and when we party, we do that pretty well as well.
As their motel-on-wheels nears Portland, Ore., drummer Fabrizio Moretti is sound asleep; guitarist Nick Valensi challenges the Xbox genie to a round of video boxing; and Afro-sporting, suit-wearing guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.
Back in the real world, or at least within cell-phone range, the Strokes are still on tour for 2001's debut Is This It, which they've been supporting since before anyone outside the CIA and SEC had heard of al Qaeda or Enron. /issues/dispatch/2002-11-15/music_feature.html   (1189 words)

 The boys are back in town - [Sunday Herald]
Albert Hammond Jr, guitarist, 23: “It’s not something I really … actually have time to really think about, to give you an honest answer.
Hammond Jr is the only member of the band not raised in New York.
Hammond Jr is the most immediately affable Stroke, and the most delightfully waffly. /37505   (2942 words)

 Big Day Out - Melbourne -
Albert Hammond Jr, lead guitarist of The Strokes. /ftimages/2004/01/26/1075087955577.html   (8 words)

 The Strokes News: liveDaily Interview: Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes >> liveDaily
Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist for New York rockers The Strokes (music), is used to feeling pressure.
Albert Hammond Jr.: I never really thought about it that much.
Shortly before the Oct. 28 release of The Strokes' second album, "Room on Fire," Hammond talked to liveDaily about the pressures of rock stardom, writing songs with Casablancas and recording without a studio. /news/5690.html   (796 words) - The ups and downs of being the Strokes - Jun 8, 2004
Hammond is the son of singer-songwriter Albert Hammond, who wrote "It Never Rains in Southern California" and other hits.
Hammond makes no apologies for the second album, which has more complex material, with songs influenced by synthesizers, RandB and straightforward punk styles.
Hammond's future goals are just as straightforward: "I'd like to make many, many records. /2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/08/the.strokes   (1030 words)

 Bibliography: Discovery of Global Warming
Hammond, Allen L. "Modeling the Climate: A New Sense of Urgency." Science 185: 1145-47.
Hammond, Allen L. "Concern over Climate: Researchers Increasingly Go Public." Science 192: 246-47.
Bray, J.R. "An Analysis of the Possible Recent Change in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration." Tellus 11: 220-30. /history/climate/bib.htm   (10621 words)

 R.E.M. Fan Forums - New Strokes material = future of rock n' roll
THE STROKES have enthused about their new songs - with guitarist ALBERT HAMMOND JR proclaiming one to be "the future of rock and roll".
Speaking in the US, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr enthused about the new songs.
Hammond singled out the latter as one of the best of the new batch. /showthread.php?t=6273   (1226 words)

He's flanked by guitarists Nick Valensi (cute and pouting) and Albert Hammond Jr (shaking his mighty curl mane and leaping about the cramped stage with dangerous abandon), while standing rock-steady at the back are ice-cool bassist Nikolai Fraiture and Animal-on-speed Fabrizio Moretti.
Yes, the 22-year-old singer's father, John, set up the successful Elite Modelling Agency, but that doesn't mean that Casablancas Jr was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth.
Their professed ambitions are simply to get better as a band, keep making records, keep enjoying things the way they have. /kerrang_txt.html   (2645 words) - 3am - KATE MOSS PULLS A STROKE!
She was cosying up to Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr - just hours before his group won Best International Band at last night's NME Awards.
At the end of the night, she and Albert jumped into a waiting Land Rover and disappeared into the night together.
Moss gets cosy with rocker Albert before Brats party /3am/tm_objectid=16741492&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=kate-pulls-a-stroke---name_page.html   (444 words)

 Velocity · life · leisure · louisville
The five-piece, tightly knit unit of Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr., Fabrizio "Fab" Moretti, Nick Valensi and Nikolai Fraiture could serve as the poster boys of cool with their indie retro-fashion sensibility and capricious, boyish charm.
The Strokes are, from left: Nick Valensi, Julian Casablancas, Fabrio "Fab" Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture, and Albert Hammond Jr.
Though you may be hard-pressed to find a photo of the band where all the members are smiling or looking content, they have brought a much-needed fervor to the music biz with their stylish and polished garage rock. /2004/0428/sound/music1.html   (782 words)

 The Strokes - Room On Fire Review sputnikmusic
At Le Rosey, Casablancas made good friends with Albert Hammond, Jr.
Years later and back in New York, Casablancas bumped into Hammond, Jr., right on the street, when the latter came to New York to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
He was sent in order to straighten up his behavior, as it was reportedly said that he developed drinking problems at a young age. /sputnik/album.php?reviewid=3303&genreid=37&styleid=18   (1670 words)

Julian Casablancas, Nikolai Fraiture, Albert Hammond Jr., Nick Valensi, & Fabrizio Moretti: The Strokes.
Star of the night had to be Albert Hammond Jr.
You could see the joy in his playing and the band fed off his obvious charisma. /bin/review.php?id=R0001913   (842 words)

 The Strokes' Hammond takes success with a shrug and a sneer
Like the other members of the band -- front man Julian Casablancas, guitarist Nick Valensi, bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fab Moretti -- Hammond is teeming with Lower East Side attitude and a strange air of insecurity all at once.
He begins to relate a tale of how when the band was in Paris and a female fan tantalizingly appeared at his hotel room door in the middle of the night.
For a band that considers high cheekbones and skinny secondhand suits fundamental to lasting success, the growth is evident: The first album was 36 minutes long. /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2003/10/20/DD157700.DTL&type=music   (831 words)

 Albert Hammond News
Published Mon, Apr 26, 2004 By MARK BROWN, Rocky Mountain News (SH) - Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.
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LONG BEACH - So much for that old Albert Hammond tune, "It Never Rains in Southern California." Rain that began late Thursday and continued Friday... /who/albert-hammond   (102 words)

 THE DRILL - listening up with good skin. [July/August 2002. 'The Strokes - How Cool Is Now?' by Matt Lumier.]
Albert is a cool bastard, no more, no less.
He has no crappy celebrity girlfriend to take him away from the band.
Now excuse me while I wipe away the cum of a million dreaming indies. /drill_zine/drill07-08.html   (625 words) - FUNERAL NOTICES:
Hammond was a Drum Major at the University of Tennessee Knoxville from 1937 until 1939.
INEZ CHADWICK, JOSEPH EUGENE DAUGHERTY, ALBERT T. Inez Chadwick, age 88 of Oak Ridge, passed away Monday, September 30, 2002, at the estates of Oak Ridge Assisted Living facility.
Chadwick was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Chadwick, a son Marion (Tom) Chadwick, and also by three brothers and one sister. /sited/story/html/107368   (416 words)

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