British singer / composer born on May 18, 1944 in London, UK, grew up in the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar. At the age of 18, Hammond moved back to England. In the beginning of the 70s, Hammond moved to Los Angeles in the United States, where he continued his professional career as a musician. He's the father of Albert Hammond Jr. from The Strokes. On 19 June 2008, Hammond was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.