Coverafbeelding Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California

Albert Hammond

It Never Rains In Southern California

  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   26 piekpositie
  •   54 punten
  •   1972

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   18-05-1944
Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Singer-songwriter Albert Hammond wordt op 18 mei 1944 geboren in Londen, maar woont al bijna zijn hele leven in Gibraltar.

Als tiener trekt hij naar Amerika. In 1966 vormt hij met Steve Rowland de groep The Family Dogg, die in 1970 Steve Rowland & The Family Dogg gaat heten.

Hammond is bekend als tekstschrijver voor onder anderen Tina Turner, Whitney Houston en The Hollies. Zelf scoort hij in Nederland acht hits, waarvan er vier in de top 10 belanden. Hammonds grootste hit is niet één van zijn drie Alarmschijven, maar Air Disaster // I Don't Wanna Die In An Air Disaster uit 1974.


Songtekst

Got on board a westbound 747
Didn't think before deciding what to do
Ooh, that talk of opportunities
TV breaks and movies
Rang true
Sure rang true

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

Out of work, I'm out of my head
Out of self respect, I'm out of bread
I'm underloved, I'm underfed, I wanna go home
It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

[Instrumental Interlude]

Will you tell the folks back home I nearly made it
Had offers but didn't know which one to take
Please don't tell 'em how you found me
Don't tell 'em how you found me
Gimme a break, give me a break

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California
But girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours

Songinformatie

ArtiestAlbert Hammond
 A-kant
Titel It never rains in southern California
Lengte 3:12
Componist(en) Albert Hammond, Michael Hazlewood
Producer(s) Don Altfeld, Albert Hammond
 B-kant
Titel Anyone here in the audience
Lengte 3:50
Componist(en) Albert Hammond, Michael Hazlewood
Producer(s) Don Altfeld, Albert Hammond
 
Platenlabel Epic
Catalogusnr EPC S 84 99
Hoogste positie UK -
Hoogste positie US 5
Album It Never Rains In Southern California


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