Hammond Gamble was born, the son on a New Zealander, in Lancashire, moving with his family to New Zealand and Whangarei as a 12-year-old in the early '60s. Soon after, he took up the guitar, played with various local bands and developed a passion for the blues that would flavour his soon-to-be-distinctive vocal and guitar styles.
In 1974, he formed the first version of Street Talk, out front on lead guitar and vocals. It was perfect timing. Within a year, the band was fully professional and riding the first crest of what would be an extraordinary time for Kiwi rock music.
Hammond Gamble first debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 16 October 2006 with the album Recollection. There are two entries by Hammond Gamble in the charts.
Chart placings by Hammond Gamble: