Hammond has been a chart-topping singer and songwriter for over 40 years. What sets him apart as a songwriter is that he does not just write hits—he writes classics. He is one of very few songwriters of our time whose songs not only have the mass appeal to make pop hits, but whose very same songs also have the timelessness and depth that over time turns them into standards. Few writers can successfully walk this line and deliver hits for the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today.
Hammond found success at age 24 with the song "It Never Rains in Southern California", and went on to build an extraordinary career as an artist, songwriter and producer.
In addition to his own classic singles such as "Down By the River", "I’m a Train", and "The Free Electric Band", Hammond co-wrote hit songs "The Air That I Breathe", "Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now", "Don’t Turn Around", and "To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before".