Mini-Pad Girl | Shelly Peiken

January 6, 2015 10:02 PM

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Circa 1992 (yikes) I was meeting with record label executive and mentor of sorts Jay Landers in his office in New York. On a whim (which was not unusual for Jay) he called Albert Hammond (Sr.) and asked him if he would write a song with me, and Albert said "Yes." Albert ("The Air That I Breathe," "It Never Rains In Southern California," "99 Miles From L.A.," "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," "When I Need You" and of course, "To All The Girls I've Loved Before") Hammond. Why would he want to write with me? Shelly Nobody. Girl of no hits (yet). What could I possibly offer?

Three weeks later I was standing at Albert's door in Reseda, California. (When someone like Albert Hammond says yes you jump before they have a chance to change their mind.) He greeted me with a huge smile, arms wide open and a bit of a chuckle. What's so funny? Unbeknownst to me there was a Kotex m...

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