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Norman Greenbaum

Norman GreenbaumBorn: 20-Nov-1942
Birthplace: Malden, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Spirit in the Sky

Norman Greenbaum's single Spirit in the Sky peaked on the US Billboard charts at #3 in 1970, and still appears frequently in films and receives radio play to this day. He and his ex-wife briefly raised goats in Petaluma in the early 1970s, and even well after he relocated to Los Angeles, Greenbaum claims that the mistaken perception that he was still a "goat farmer in Petaluma" prevented him from landing a record deal. It probably did not help matters that the title of the B-side of his hit single was Milk Cow.

Wife: (div. 1973)

    University: Boston University (two years)

Official Website:

Selected albums:
Spirit In The Sky (1969)
Norman Greenbaum with Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band (1969)
Back Home Again (1970)
Petaluma (1972, with Ry Cooder)

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