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25/10/1950 Soft rock singer Chris Norman is born

Christopher Ward Norman is an English soft rock singer. Norman was the lead singer of Smokie, an English soft rock band from Bradford, which found success in Europe in the 1970s. With the advent of rock and roll, Norman acquired his first guitar at the age of 7. His early musical influences were Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Lonnie Donegan.


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