Chris Norman Biography and Wikipedia
A native of Redcar, United Kingdom, Chris Norman who was born as Christopher Ward Norman is an English soft rock singer and songwriter. Chris was the lead singer of a band called Smokie.
Smokie was an English soft rock band that found success in Europe in the 1970s. Stumblin’ In was a 1978 duet song which Norman with Suzi Quatro released. The song turned out to be a big hit even in the US. The English soft rock musician was born in the era of the advent of Rock and Roll.
Chris Norman Age and Birthday
Norman is 71 years old as of 2022. Additionally, he was born on October 25th, 1950 in Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. Therefore, he celebrates his birthday on October 25th every year.
Chris Norman Height and Weight
Norman has an average body height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.73 meters) tall. Besides, he weighs 75 kilograms (165 lbs).
Chris Norman Nationality
Norman belongs to a British nationality
Chris Norman Education and Smokie
Norman had to attend different schools which were due to his parent’s occupation which forced them to move around a lot. Additionally, he had to move back to Bradford in 1962 where he was enrolled in St. Bede’s Grammar School.
While at St. Bede’s, he quickly made friends and also adapted where he created a bond along with Alan Silson and Terry Uttley who would later become members of the Smokie band. However, not much is known about his educational background. This information will be updated as soon as it has been made available.
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 Family, Parents and Siblings
He was born to Pip Norman, his father, and Pat Norman, his mother. Besides, his parents were a native of Bradford. Later, his parents moved around the country quite frequently which ultimately resulted in Chris attending nine different schools and as well living in different places. However, there is no known information about him having siblings. This information will be updated as soon as it has been made available.
Chris Norman Wife and Children
On March 16th, 1970, he got married to the love of his life, Linda Norman. Furthermore, the couple has been blessed with five children; Brian who was born on July 28th, 1968, Paul who was born in 1972, Michael who was born in 1984, Steven who was born in 1986, and Susan who was born in 1991. In addition, the family resides in London, United Kingdom. Moreover, they met in 1968 in the small town of Elgin in Scotland where Chris and his band had gone to perform.
Chris Norman Son’s Death and Daughter
The lovely couple that is, Chris and Linda, had been blessed with their firstborn son Brian who was born on July 28th, 1968. Unfortunately, Brian was involved in a tragic accident in October 2001 and lost his life. Brian left behind his wife Sarah as a widow and his daughter Danielle.
Chris Norman Net Worth and Salary
Norman is an England Singers who has an approximated net worth of $10 Million. Additionally, he has enjoyed a long career in the music industry spanning almost SIX decades. Besides, through proceeds from his work as a musician and songwriter, he has been able to accumulate a huge fortune. In addition, he has a salary and income of $1,000,000.