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Norman Greenbaum

Biography

Vocalist and guitarist who all rose to popularity in the 1960s along with his strike single “Heart In the Sky.” He examined music at Boston School. He released four albums, including 1972’s Petaluma. He grew up in a normal Jewish home. He drew songwriting motivation from Dolly Parton.

Quick Facts


Full Name Norman Greenbaum
Date Of Birth November 20, 1942
Place Of Birth Malden, MA
Profession Rock Singer
Education Boston University
Nationality American
Music Groups Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Formed his first group, Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band, in 1966.
2His song "Spirit In The Sky" hit #3 on the U.S. charts in 1970 and went double-platinum. It topped the charts in the UK.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Founder2016performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Good Girls RevoltTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Suicide Squad2016performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows2016performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Woodlawn2015performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Mr. Right2015/Iperformer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Brooklyn Nine-NineTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Dead and Awake2014writer: "Spirit In The Sky Main Theme"
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Meet the Patels2014Documentary performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Extraterrestrial2014writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
This Is the End2013performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story2013TV Movie performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Love and Honor2013performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Lovelace2013performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal2012Documentary performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
For the Love of Money2012performer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY" / writer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY"
Rubbeldiekatz2011performer: "Spirit in the Sky" - uncredited / writer: "Spirit in the Sky" - uncredited
Poppies2011Video performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Good GuysTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Electric DreamsTV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Supernatural2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is EarlTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2009
W.2008/Iperformer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed2008Documentary performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Summerhood2008performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Sunshine Cleaning2008performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
M.V.P.TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
House M.D.2007TV Series 1 episode
December Boys2007performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Eight Miles High2007"Spirit In The Sky" / performer: "Spirit In The Sky"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Jesus Camp2006Documentary lyrics: "Spirit In the Sky" / music: "Spirit In the Sky"
Opal Dream2006performer: "Spirit in the sky" / writer: "Spirit in the sky"
7th HeavenTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
The Longest Yard2005performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
The Sandlot 22005Video performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Crossing JordanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die AutobahnpolizeiTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
UndercoverTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Purgatory House2004performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Breakfast with Hunter2003Documentary performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Top of the Pops1986-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Event2003performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Halleluja2002Short writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Ocean's Eleven2001performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
The Office2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Night Fever2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Remember the Titans2000performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Saving Grace2000performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Superstar1999performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
The Secret Life of Girls1999performer: "Spirit in The Sky" / writer: "Spirit in The Sky"
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms1998TV Movie performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
A Simple Plan1998performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
The Wolves of Kromer1998performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
My Name Is Joe1998performer: "Spirit in the Sky" / writer: "Spirit in the Sky"
Contact1997performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Michael1996performer: "Spirit in the Sky" 1969 - uncredited / writer: "Spirit in the Sky" 1969 - uncredited
Apollo 131995performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
The War1994performer: "Spirit In The Sky" / writer: "Spirit In The Sky"
Wayne's World 21993performer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY" / writer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY"
Household Saints1993performer: "Spirit In the Sky" / writer: "Spirit In the Sky"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Blues1990performer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY" / writer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY"
Maid to Order1987lyrics: "Spirit In The Sky" / music: "Spirit In The Sky"
Montgolfier of Death1986performer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY" / writer: "SPIRIT IN THE SKY"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1970-1973TV SeriesGuest
New American Bandstand 19651970-1971TV SeriesHimself

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