Chris Norman Biography
Chris Norman (Christopher Ward Norman) is a famous English soft rock singer. Additionally, he was the original lead singer of the English rock band Smokie, who found success in Europe in the 1970s. “Stumblin’ In”, a 1978 duet and also with Suzi Quatro, was a big US hit.
Chris Norman Age|Birthday
Norman is 71 years old as of 2022. Additionally, he was born on 25 October, 1950, in Redcar, United Kingdom. Therefore, he celebrates his birthday on 25th October.
Chris Norman Height |weight
Norman has an average height of 5 feet 9 inches approximately () tall. Additionally, he has an approximately body weight of 75 kilograms.
Chris Norman Family
Norman was born to Pip Norman (father) and Pat Norman (mother). Additionally, his parents were a native of Bradford. However, he has not revealed the names of his siblings in the public.
Chris Norman Wife
Norman married Linda Norman on 16th March 1970. Additionally, they are blessed with five children, Susan Jane Norman, Paul Norman, Brian Norman, Michael Norman, and Steven Norman.
Chris Norman Career
Norman acquired his first guitar at 7 years with the advent of rock and roll. Additionally, his early musical influences were Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and Lonnie Donegan. Besides, his parents moved around the country a lot, which resulted in him going to nine different schools, and living in several locations around England, such as Redcar, Luton, Kimpton, and Nottingham. However, in 1962, the family had returned back to Norman’s mother’s home city of Bradford.
He was influenced by the new era of groups including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and then folk singer, Bob Dylan, Norman and Silson started meeting up and spent nearly all their free time learning new songs on their guitars. Furthermore, they managed to persuade Uttley to join them and, together with a drummer friend called Ron Kelly, they later formed their first band. Additionally, the Yen, Essence, and Long Side Down were just some of a many of names they called themselves prior to settling on “The Elizabethans”. Later, Ron Kelly left the group in 1973, an old friend called Pete Spencer who was asked to take over on the drums.
From 1974 to 1980, Smokie loved success touring all over the world, but the strain and pressure of constantly being away from home and family was starting to tell on Norman. Additionally, he decided to spend more time writing and serving in the studio by the early 1980s. Currently, Norman and Spencer served together on songs for other artists such as hits for Kevin Keegan and the England football team song “This Time (We’ll Get It Right)”.
Chris Norman Education
Norman began at St. Bede’s Grammar School, where he was to meet Alan Silson and Terry Uttley, future members of Smokie when he was approaching his 12th birthday.
Chris Norman Net worth| Salary
Norman has an estimated net worth of $10 Million approximately. Additionally, he earns $ 4,00,000 per year, $ 32,000 per month and $ 8,000 per week.
Chris Norman Albums
- Midnight Café (New Extended Version) -1976
- If You Knew Suzi… -1978
- Rock Away Your Teardrops-1982
- Some Hearts Are Diamonds -1986
- Different Shades-1987
- Hits from the Hearts-1988
- Break the ice-1989
- The Interchange-1991
- The Growing Years-1992
- Jealous Heart-1993
- The Album-1994
- Screaming Love Album-1994
- Every Little Thing-1995
- Into the Night-1997
- Full Circle-1999
- Love Songs-2000
- Break Away-2004
- Million Miles-2006
- Coming Home-2006
- Close Up-2007
- Time Traveller-2011
- There and Back-2013
- Don’t Knock the Rock-2017
Chris Norman Awards
- Löwe von Radio Luxemburg Silver Award
- Goldene Europa
- CMT Europe International Video Star of the Year
- Gala zur Verleihung des Internationalen Schlagerpreises]
- Radio Regenbogen Award