Chris Norman became famous in the 1970s as the leader of the group Smokie. After working with the band for 10 years, he decided to pursue a solo career and achieved excellent results. Some of his most famous songs are "What Can I Do", "'l’ll Meet You At Midnight", and "Living Next Door To Alice", recorded with Suzi Quatro.
Christopher was born on 25 October 1950 in England. Both of his parents were artists so Chris’ future was practically pre-determined. For the first time, Norman performed on stage when he was just three years old. When the aspiring celebrity was a teenager, he already wanted to become famous. When Chris was seven years old, his father bought him a guitar, which helped the singer hone his musical skills. Norman developed a wish to become a rock musician, and his parents supported him.
When the singer was young, his parents were giving many concerts and moving a lot. Norman visited virtually all English towns. Before the family finally settled in Bradford, Chris attended nine different schools.
In Bradford, Chris enrolled in the school for boys where he met Terry Uttley and Alan Silson. They became close friends and formed the band, Smokie. After graduating from high school, Chris’ friends began performing in Yorkshire and other British towns. They sang in clubs and pubs to earn money. Initially, artists called the band, The Yen. Later, they renamed it to Long Side Down. Other names were Essence and The Sphynx.