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Real Name:

Norm Greenbaum

Category: One Hit Wonders
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: March 29, 2004
Last Updated: October 10, 2011
 
 
Norm Greenbaum
Claim to fame: Recorded Spirit in the Sky and had a minor follow-on hit Canned Ham in the 60's.
 
 
Norm Greenbaum
Where are they now? Norm Greenbaum was interviewed in the Santa Rosa, Ca Press Democrat about 10 years ago. Apparently, Spirit in the Sky was his only claim to fame. He operates a delicatessin in Petaluma, Ca called Norm's.

His hit was covered by Dr. and the Medics in the 80's, which went number 1 in the U.K.
Update June 2005: Although Norman is no longer involved in farm adventures, he still lives in Northern California, devoting his energy into developing Spirit In The Sky, the web site. He is also gathering and enhancing previously unreleased material, along with working on a set of new songs for future projects.
(Update courtesy Gavin O'Reilly)
 
 
 
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cant add said:
November 2, 2016 1:52 AM
just wanted to show my respect for this artist and this song...my youth was better because of cool interesting music that was created then.
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LadyMaria said:
July 16, 2017 4:52 PM
It makes no difference everyone saying he was a one hit wonder....that record was fantastic I love to hear it anytime....the beat is wonderful...and for a song recorded in 1969...it still has impact today!!! so stop keep saying he was a one hit wonder....it apparently has been popular in discos and funerals ever since
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