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Albert Hammond, Jr. (born 9 April 1980, in Los Angeles) is a musician and member of the rock band The Strokes. He plays lead and rhythm guitar. April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... For other uses of this term, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ...


The son of songwriter Albert Hammond, Albert Jr. was sent to the elite boarding school Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland at the age of 13. While there, he met Julian Casablancas, who would go on to be a fellow band member. Albert Hammond (born on 18 May 1944) is a singer-songwriter, whose family came originally from Gibraltar. ... Institut Le Rosey, established in 1880, is the oldest private boarding school in Switzerland and one of the most exclusive private education institutions in the world. ... Julian Casablancas Julian Fernando Casablancas (born August 23, 1978) is the vocalist and songwriter of the band The Strokes. ...


In 1998, Hammond met up with Casablancas in New York City and together they formed The Strokes with Casablancas's former schoolmates Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture, and Fabrizio Moretti. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Nick Valensi (born January 16, 1981) is a guitarist for the New York City rock band The Strokes. ... Nikolai Fraiture (November 13, 1978 in New York City ) is the bass player in the New York City-based band The Strokes. ... Fabrizio Moretti (nicknamed Fab) is the drummer in the American rock band The Strokes. ...


Hammond is currently engaged to Catherine Pierce, one-half of the folk singing group The Pierces. His trademark is wearing formal three-piece suits, and has been said to be the most influential on the band's style. Albert is usually seen playing an olympian white Fender Stratocaster, or a Les Paul Jr. that is sometimes used by bandmate Nick Valensi. He is usually associated with the rhythm guitar portion of the majority of Strokes songs, and most solos are played by Valensi. The songs in which Hammond does play solos are "Last Nite," "Trying Your Luck," "Take It or Leave It," "Under Control," "The End Has No End," "Ize of the World," and "Vision of Division." His solos tend to focus largely on more emotional, "bluesy"-type melodical work, and the guitar tends to have a cleaner, softer tone in comparison to Valensi's (with a notable exception found in "Vision of Division"). He often holds his guitar in a high horizontal position, similar to Buddy Holly, which he says is so that he can dance better. It has been suggested that Fender Amplifier History be merged into this article or section. ... A Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and three-tone sunburst finish. ... Nick Valensi (born January 16, 1981) is a guitarist for the New York City rock band The Strokes. ... Last Nite is a single lifted from Is This It, the debut album of acclaimed American garage rock/post-punk band The Strokes. ... The End Has No End is the third single lifted from Room on Fire, the sophomore album of acclaimed American garage rock/post-punk band The Strokes. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ...

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Songwriting and Solo Work

Although vocalist Julian Casablancas is the major contributor to the songwriting process for The Strokes' music, Hammond has been known to write a few pieces of his own. He co-wrote the track "Automatic Stop" with Casablancas for the group's second album, Room on Fire. He has also been credited with writing three mostly instrumental songs ("Swiss Beats", "Holland", and "By The Way") for the band's 2001 tour video entitled "In Transit". These songs were then slightly reworked to appear on his later solo album, under different titles ("Everyone Gets a Star", "Bright Young Thing", and "In Transit", respectively). He had also written a song called "Elephant Song," which Albert used when he was required to record a song for his Sound 101 class in freshman year, using the school's recording equipment. The song was played at a few shows before the release of their first album. The Strokes later re-recorded the song as a special giveaway for fanclub members. Julian Casablancas Julian Fernando Casablancas (born August 23, 1978) is the vocalist and songwriter of the band The Strokes. ... For other uses of this term, see Stroke (disambiguation). ...


Hammond released a solo album entitled "Yours To Keep" in the U.K. through Rough Trade Records on October 9, 2006. Produced by Thin Lizard Dawn vocalist Greg Lattimer and recorded at the Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City, the album features several musical guests, such as Sean Lennon, Ben Kweller, The Strokes' manager Ryan Gentles, Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne, Chris Feinstein, Mikki James, Sammy James Jr. (The Moony Suzuki) and The Strokes' lead singer Julian Casablancas. Bassist Josh Lattanzi and drummer Matt Romano serve as the backing band, with Hammond on guitar and vocals. The first single taken from the album, "Everyone Gets A Star", was released exclusively through iTunes on September 4, 2006. UK redirects here. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born October 9, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. ... Ben Kweller Ben Kweller (born in San Francisco, June 16, 1981) is an American rock musician. ... Ryan Gentles is the manager of the strokes, a rock band based in new york city. ... Julian Casablancas Julian Fernando Casablancas (born August 23, 1978) is the vocalist and songwriter of the band The Strokes. ... The Strokes are an American rock band that was formed in 1999 and rose to fame in the early 2000s as a leading group in the garage rock revival. ... iTunes is a digital media player application, introduced by Apple Computer on January 10, 2001 at MacWorld Expo in San Francisco,[1] for playing and organizing digital music and video files. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ...


He has said to have been "waiting to make a record like this for years". [citation needed] Early support from his fellow bandmates in the Strokes was only evident after Julian Casablancas' role playing bass and back-up vocals on the track "Scared", though all of the members (with the exclusion of Nick Valensi who was busy taking care of his new-born children) attended his shows in and around New York. Nick Valensi (born January 16, 1981) is a guitarist for the New York City rock band The Strokes. ...


"Back To The 101" will be the follow up single to "Everyone Gets a Star". This will be available in general music stores, unlike "Everyone Gets a Star" which was only available through UK iTunes Music Store. This is scheduled for release on 27 November 2006


In November 2006, Albert Hammond Jr was announced to be joining Incubus on tour during their North American tour for their new album "Light Grenades". Incubus is a five-piece alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... Light Grenades is the sixth album by Incubus, released on November 28, 2006. ...


According to his MySpace page, the album is due out for a North American release on March 27, 2007.


Discography

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Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock UK Singles Chart
2006 "Everyone Gets a Star" - - - Yours to Keep
2006 "Back To The 101" - - - Yours to Keep

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Yours to Keep is the debut solo album by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. ... // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Back to the 101 is the second single from Albert Hammond Jrs debut album, Yours to Keep, following Everyone Gets a Star. ... Yours to Keep is the debut solo album by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. ...

External links

  • The Strokes official website
  • Albert Hammond Jr. official myspace
  • Yours To Keep - A Fansite For Albert Hammond Jr.
The Strokes
Julian Casablancas | Nikolai Fraiture | Albert Hammond Jr | Fabrizio Moretti | Nick Valensi
Discography
Albums and extended plays: The Modern Age | Is This It | Room on Fire | First Impressions of Earth
Singles: "Hard to Explain" | "Last Nite" | "Someday" | "12:51" | "Reptilia" | "The End Has No End" | "Juicebox" | "Heart in a Cage" | "You Only Live Once"

 
 

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