No doubt the mysterious Frenchman’s greatest gift to the world musically has been “Ballad for Adeline.”
Composed by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint in 1976, the co-writers could never have imagined how big the song would become, because disco was all the rage, and they did not believe that a low-key soft ballad would hack it in the crazy and fickle world of popular music. Read more
This is not a name that rolls off the tongue like Madonna or Michael Jackson or Elvis, but Albert Hammond has had an amazing music career anyway.
A native of the UK, he has done a considerable body of work in the US, and chances are good that you at least know one of his songs, some of which include “The Peacemaker,” “I’m a Train,” “It never rains in Southern California,” and “Free Electric Band.” Read more