Chris Norman Biography
Chris Norman born Christopher Ward Norman, is an English soft rock singer and songwriter famous for his 1978 duet hit song “Stumblin’ In”. He was born in the era of the advent of Rock and Roll. Additionally, Norman led an English soft rock band by the name Smokie that was quite famous in the 70s.
Chris Norman Early Life
Norman was born and raised in Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. While he was growing up there was the emergence of the Rock and Roll music genre which ultimately made him develop an interest in music. This interest grew spontaneously and at the age of 7 years, Norman acquired his first guitar. His music idols while growing up include Elvis Presley, Lonnie Donegan, and Little Richard.
Chris Norman Education
Norman attended several schools due to his parents’ occupational habit of moving around the country. Nevertheless, in 1962 Chris went back to Bradford where he attended St. Bede’s Grammar School. While at St. Bede’s, Norman settled in pretty quick and made friends with future members of Smokie, Alan Silson and Terry Uttley.
Moreover, their friendship flourished that they began meeting and spending their spare time learning new songs on their guitars. Growing up in the era of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, Chris and his friends decided to form a band by enjoining Ron Kelly as a drummer for their band. The band had difficulty deciding on the best name of the band but finally arrived at ‘The Elizabethans’. The band played all over the UK in the late 60s and early seventies.
However, the band had to call up an old friend called Pete Spencer to take up Kelly’s position as the drummer in 1973 after Ron’s departure. The Elizabethans band later changed their name to the now-famous Smokie.
Chris Norman Band
The Chris Norman Band is comprised of Chris Norman, Geoff Carline (Guitar/Vocals), Martina Walbeck (Keyboard / Piano / Vocals), Axel Kowollik (Bass / Vocals), Dorino Goldbrunner (Drums), and Michelle Plum (Vocals/Guitar). However, the band last from 1964 – 1986.
As a result of their close relationship, the group formed their own distinct sound from Chris’s unique vocal sound wrapped up in a guitar rock sound by 1974l. Smokie’s first album ‘Pass it Around’ was released in 1975 on Micky Most’s RAK records.
Smokie had started as an album-oriented rock act and their many live experiences had provided a good grounding for Chris and Smokie in all the tricks of the Rock ‘ n’ Roll trade. Chris says that they originally the band wasn’t interested in pop singles that much.
Nevertheless, by the summer of 1975, they had their first hit single with ‘If you think you know how to love me.’ This was followed by a string of hit singles like ‘Living next door to Alice,’ ‘Lay back in the arms of Someone’ ‘I’ll meet you at Midnight,’ just to name a few. Not to forget, the very successful ‘Stumblin In’ a duet with Suzi Quatro. This respective song proved to be Chris’ first taste of success outside the group.
Norman solo career flourished around 1986 with the hit song ‘Midnight Lady’.
Chris Norman Age
Norman was born on October 25, 1950, in Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. He celebrates his birthday on October 25th every year.
Chris Norman Family
Chris was born to both parents, his father, Pip Norman, and mother, Pat Norman who is a Bradford native. He has no known siblings. His parents moved around the country quite frequently which ultimately resulted in Chris attending nine different schools and living in different places.
Chris Norman Wife | Children
Norman married Linda Norman on March 16, 1970. The couple is blessed with four children namely, Paul (b.1972), Michael (b. 1984), Steven (b. 1986), and Susan (b.1991 ). The family resides in London United Kingdom. The couple met in 1968 in the small town of Elgin in Scotland where Chris and his band had gone to play.
Chris Norman Son’s Death And Daughter
Linda Norman and Chris initially had 5 children. Their firstborn Brian who was born on 28 July 1968 died tragically in a motor accident in October 2001. Brian left behind Sarah as a widow and his daughter Danielle.
Chris Norman Facts And Body Measurement
- Full Name: Christopher Ward Norman
- Age/ How Old in 2020?: 70 years
- Date of Birth: 25 Oct 1950
- Place of Birth: Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
- Education: St. Bede’s Grammar School
- Birthday: 25 Oct
- Nationality: English
- Father’s Name: Pip Norman
- Mother’s Name: Pat Norman
- Married?: Yes, to Linda Norman
- Children/ Kids: Paul, Michael, Steven and Susan
- Height/ How tall?: 5’9″ (173 cm)
- Weight: 165 Ibs
- Hair Colour: Light brown.
- Eye Colour: Blue
- Profession: Musician/song writer
- Net worth: $ 500 million.
Chris Norman 2020 Tour Dates And Venues
- Saturday 04 April 2020
Home Credit Arena, Liberec, Czech Republic. / Bonnie Tyler.
- Saturday 18 April 2020
Centralny Osrodek Sportu Hala Torwar, Warsaw, Poland.
- Monday 20 April 2020
Palace of the Republic, Minsk Belarus.
- Sunday 28 June 2020
Tollwood Sommerfestival Munich, Germany. / Bonnie Tyler
- Sunday 01 November 2020
Stadthalle Chemnitz, Germany
- Monday 02 November 2020
Steintor Variete Halle Chemnitz, Germany
- Tuesday 03 May 2020
Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
- Thursday 05 November 2020
Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany
- Friday 06 November 2020
Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt Germany
- Monday 09 November 2020
Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden Germany
- Tuesday 10 November 2020
Stadthalle Zwickau, Zwickau Germany.
- Friday 13 November 2020
Messehalle Erfurt, Erfurt Germany
- Saturday 14 November 2020
Getec Arena Magdeburg Germany
- Monday 16 November 2020
Stadthalle Rostock, Rostock Germany
- Wednesday 18 November 2020
Tempodrom Berlin, Germany
- Saturday 21 November 2020
Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Hamburg Germany
- Tuesday 24 November 2020
Theater am Aegi, Hannover, Germany
Chris Norman Albums
- 1982: Rock Away Your Teardrops
- 1986: Some Hearts Are Diamonds
- 1987: Different Shades
- 1988: Hits from the Heart
- 1989: Break the Ice
- 1991: The Interchange
- 1992: The Growing Years
- 1993: Jealous Heart
- 1994: The Album
- 1994: Screaming Love Album
- 1995: Every Little Thing
- 1995: Reflections
- 1997: Into the Night
- 1997: Christmas Together
- 1999: Full Circle
- 2000: Love Songs
- 2001: Breathe Me In
- 2003: Handmade
- 2004: Break Away
- 2005: One Acoustic Evening – CD & DVD (Live at the Private Music Club/Live in Vienna)
- 2006: Million Miles
- 2006: Coming Home
- 2007: Close Up
- 2009: The Hits! From His Smokie And Solo Years
- 2009: The Hits! Tour – Live at the Tempodrom, Berlin (Deutschland) DVD
- 2009: The Hits! Tour – Live at the Tempodrom, Berlin (Dänemark) DVD
- 2011: Time Traveller
- 2013: There And Back
- 2015: Crossover
- 2017: Don’t Knock The Rock
- 2019: Definitive Collection – Smokie And Solo Years
Chris Norman Songs
- Sun Is Rising
- That’s Christmas
- Wish You Well
- Gypsy Queen
- Chasing Cars
- Without Your Love
- Too Much/Without Your Love
- Keep Talking
- Only You
- Baby I Miss You
- Under Your Spell
- Reflections Of My Life
- Red Hot Screaming Love UK
- As Good As It Gets
- Jealous Heart
- I Need Your Love
- Growing Years
- If You Need My Love Tonight
- Back Again
- Keep The Candle Burning
- I Want To Be Needed
- Ordinary Heart
- Wings Of Love
- Midnight Lady
- Broken Heroes
- No Arms Can Ever Hold You
- Some Hearts Are Diamonds
- My Girl And Me
- Love Is A Battlefield
- Hey Baby
- Stumblin’ In
- If You Think You Know How To Love Me
- Wild Angels
- Don’t Play Your Rock’n Roll to Me
- It’s Your Life
- Losing You
Chris Norman Net Worth
The award-winning musician, Norman, has an estimated net worth of $ 500 million which he has earned through his successful career as a rock musician.
Chris Norman Awards
Norman is undoubtedly a fine musician as outlined in the following award
- International video Star of the Year’ by CMT Europe.
Are Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro married?
No the two are not married, they just made music together. Chris is married to Linda Norman while Suzi Quatro was married to guitarist Len Tuckey from 1976 to 1992 when they had a divorce. In 1978 they recorded their duet “Stumblin’ In,” which made it to No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and sold over one million copies. In 1992 they sang another song titled “I Need Your Love.”
FAQs About Chris Norman
Who is Chris Norman?
Chris is an English soft rock singer who was the lead singer of Smokie band.
What nationality is Chris Norman?
Chris is a Britain National/Briton.
How old is Norman?
Norman is 70 years as of 2020. He was born in 1973.
How tall is Norman?
Chris stands at a height of 5ft” 9in’.
Is Norman married?
Norman married Linda Norman on March 16, 1970.
How long has Chris Norman been married?
Chris has been married for 50 years.
Were Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro married?
No. Suzi Quatro was previously married to Len Tuckey.
How much is Chris worth?
The famous singer has an estimated net worth of $500 million as of 2020. His major source of income is his music albums.
How much does Norman make?
There isn’t much information about Norman’s salary. However, as soon as this information is available it will be updated promptly.
Where does Chris Norman live?
Chris currently resides in the Isle of Man United Kingdom.
Is Norman dead or alive?
Norman is still alive and in good health.
Is Chris Norman still with Smokie?
No. Norman left Smokie in the 1980s to focus on his solo career.
Where is Chris Now?
Chris is a soft rock artist.
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