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Masterson, Phillips wed in Ireland

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Actors Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips got married in a formal wedding in a castle in Tipperary, Ireland, their spokesman said.
New Duffy CD set for release

New Duffy CD set for release

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- British pop star Duffy has recorded "Endlessly," a follow-up to her hit 2008 album "Rockferry," due for release in December, Mercury Records said Thursday.
Hall of Fame to honor 'Take Me Out'

Hall of Fame to honor 'Take Me Out'

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is to be honored with the Towering Song Award at the upcoming 2008 Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York, organizers said.
Paul Anka to get Mercer award

Paul Anka to get Mercer award

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainer Paul Anka has been chosen to receive the Johnny Mercer Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008 Awards dinner in New York.
Hall of Fame to induct Child, Menken

Hall of Fame to induct Child, Menken

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Desmond Child, Albert Hammond, Loretta Lynn, Alan Menken and John Sebastian are to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York this year.

Solo album surprised Strokes guitarist

BOSTON, March 6 (UPI) -- A solo album came as something of a surprise to Albert Hammond, Jr., guitarist in the New York rock band the Strokes.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include composer-conductor Meredith Willson ("The Music Man") in 1902; band leader Tommy Tucker in 1908; R&B singer "Big Joe" Turner, who was born in 1911; Perry Como in 1912; Rodney Dillard of The Dillards in 1942 (age 61)...
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late R&B singer "Big Joe" Turner, who was born in 1911; Perry Como in 1912; Rodney Dillard of The Dillards in 1942 (age 60); Albert Hammond, who had a top-five hit in 1972 with "It Never Rains in Southern California," also in
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, May 18 through May 24.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Albert Hammond
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Albert Hammond (born 18 May 1944, London, England) is a Gibraltarian-British singer, songwriter and music producer. Hammond is one of the more successful pop/rock songwriters to come out of England during the 1960s and 1970s, and has also enjoyed a long career as a recording artist, his work popular in two languages on three continents across four decades.

Hammond was born in London, where his family had been evacuated from Gibraltar during World War 2. His family returned to Gibraltar shortly after his birth, where he grew up. In 1960 he started in music with Gibraltarian band 'The Diamond Boys', of no real commercial success, but which played a part in Spain's introduction to popular music. The Diamond Boys performed at the first nightclubs in Madrid to stage modern bands alongside Spanish rock and roll pioneers, such as Miguel RĂ­os. In 1966 Hammond co-founded the British vocal group, The Family Dogg scoring a UK Top 10 hit with "A Way of Life" in 1969.

He also wrote songs for others with frequent collaborator Mike Hazelwood. These include "Little Arrows" for Leapy Lee, "Make Me An Island" (1969) and "You're Such a Good Looking Woman" (1970) for Joe Dolan (which Hammond himself re-recorded in 1979, in a Spanish disco-style version), "Gimme Dat Ding" for The Pipkins in 1970 (itself a cover from the Freddie and the Dreamers album, Oliver in the Overworld), "Good Morning Freedom" for Blue Mink, "Freedom Come, Freedom Go" for The Fortunes in 1971 and "The Air That I Breathe" which was a hit for The Hollies in 1974. In 1971. Hammond also found time to sing on Michael Chapman's fourth album, Wrecked Again, and worked briefly with The Magic Lanterns on recordings of his and Hazelwood's songs and other material.

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