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Spirit in the Sky (ver. 1) by Norman Greenbaum - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Spirit in the Sky" is a song written and originally recorded[1] by Norman Greenbaum and released in 1969. The single sold 2 million copies in 1969 and 1970 and got to number 3 in the U.S. Billboard chart, as well as number 1 on the UK, Australian and Canadian charts in 1970. Rolling Stone ranked "Spirit in the Sky" #333 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song was featured on the 1969 album of the same name. Cover versions by Doctor and the Medics and Gareth Gates have also made the number 1 spot in the UK. Greenbaum had previously been a member of psychedelic jug band Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band. When they split up he won a solo contract with producer Erik Jacobsen, who had previously worked successfully with The Lovin' Spoonful. He was inspired to write the song after watching Porter Wagoner on TV singing a gospel song. Greenbaum later said : "I thought,.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Norman Greenbaum (born November 20, 1942, Malden, Massachusetts, United States) is a singer-songwriter. He studied music at Boston University. Greenbaum is best known for his song "Spirit in the Sky", which sold two million copies across 1969 and 1970.[1] This disc sold over one million by May 1970 alone, and received a gold disc awarded by the R.I.A.A..[1] The song, with its combination of 'heavy' guitar, hand-clapping, and spiritual lyrics, was a one-hit wonder. The song has been used in many films, advertisements, and television shows. Greenbaum is notable for the rare achievement of having recorded two one-hit wonders. In 1968, under the name Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band, he recorded the novelty hit "The Eggplant That Ate Chicago". Greenbaum had a second song in the charts in 1970. "Canned Ham" reached #26 in Canada and #46 in the USA. His last chart hit in America was "California Earthquake", which reached #93 in 1971. Greenbaum used Crossfire as a backing band in '73/'74, which included Mitchell Froom and Gary Pihl. Another group, Doctor and the Medics, became a one-hit wonder of sorts with their version of "Spirit in the Sky" in.
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