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Norman Greenbaum

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This Week’s One-Hit Wonder (OHW) is ‘Spirit in the Sky’ (#2 1970) by Californian Norman Greenbaum (79). Considered to be a classic OHW the song has remained famous and has been used in many films and advertisements. A cover version by another OHW ‘Dr and the Medics’ was even more successful (#1 1986). The elaborate recording techniques employed in the recording made it difficult to perform on stage. Norman had a narrow escape in a car accident in 2015 but has since returned to performing.

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