Albert was born on December 21, 1943 in Shropshire before moving to and growing up in London. He was first introduced to music with the piano, taking lessons aged 9, before listening to the likes of Lonnie Donegan, Buddy Holly and Gene Vincent who inspired him to take up the guitar. Albert soon found his favoured guitar of choice, the Fender Telecaster, whilst everyone else was playing Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster. Albert came to fame via collaborations with long-time friend Eric Clapton, touring for a couple of years with the band throughout the U.K and the U.S, as well as travelling east for a special celebratory concert at the Budokan in Japan. 1983 saw Albert play at the ‘Everly Brothers’ reunion concert in the Royal Albert Hall. He then went on record and tour with the Everlys after parting ways with Eric. More recently, Albert began working in the studio and subsequently toured with Bill Wyman. In 2002 he appeared on stage at the ‘Concert for George’ to celebrate the life and music of George Harrison. The same year, Albert received a Grammy for his work on Brad Paisley’s ‘Cluster Pluck’. He also received nominations for tracks on three other solo CDs of his own.