Chris Norman Bio-Wiki, Songs, Age, Wife, Suzi Quatro, Net Worth and Albums

By | May 6, 2021

Chris Norman Biography

Chris Norman an English award-winning 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. He as well led an English soft rock band by the name Smokie that was quite famous in the 70s.

Chris Norman Age and Birthday

Norman was born on Oct 25, 1950, in Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Chris Norman Career

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 Net Worth

Chris has e an estimated Net Worth of $500 Million.

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
  • Waiting
  • Wish You Well
  • Gypsy Queen
  • Chasing Cars
  • Without Your Love
  • Too Much/Without Your Love
  • Breathless
  • Amazing
  • Keep Talking
  • Only You
  • Baby I Miss You
  • Under Your Spell
  • Reflections Of My Life
  • Obsession
  • 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
  • Sarah
  • 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 Family

Norman was born and raised up in Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. While 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 Height and Weight

Chris stands tall at a height of 5’9″ (approx. 1.73 meters). Norman also weighs 165 lb (75 kg).

Chris Norman Education

Norman joined several schools due to his parents’ occupational habit of moving around the country. In 1962 Chris went back to Bradford where he attended St. Bede’s Grammar School. While at St. Bede’s, he 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 Parents

Chris was born to Pip Norman, and mother, Pat Norman who is a Bradford native. His parents relocated around the country quite frequently which ultimately resulted in Chris attending nine different schools and living in different places. Moreover, as soon as additional information about Norman’s father, mother, brothers, and sisters are available we shall update his family members immediately.

Chris Norman Wife

Norman married Linda Norman back in March 16, 1970. The duo are blessed with four children namely, Paul (b.1972), Michael (b. 1984), Steven (b. 1986), and Susan (b.1991 ). The family lives in London United Kingdom. The duo first 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

Chris and his wife Linda initially shared 5 children. Their firstborn Brian who was born on 28 July 1968 died tragically in a motor accident in Oct 2001. Brian left Sarah as a widow and his daughter Danielle.

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