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Happy Birthday Norman Brown

Dec 18 2012

Birthday wishes to Grammy winning guitarist-singer Norman Brown who celebrates today (December 18).  Born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Norman first picked up the guitar when he was eight.  He was inspired by rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix and then discovered his father's favorite jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery.  After high school he moved to Los Angeles and attended the Musicians Institute.  He released his debut album, Just Between Us in 1992.  In 2003, Norman teamed up with producer Paul Brown to release Just Chillin' which earned him his first Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental category.  His current album, 24/7 was recorded with longtime friend, saxophonist Gerald Albright.  The two have been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category.  The 55th Grammy Awards will take place on February 10, 2013 airing live on CBS at 8pm ET.

Last changed: Dec 18 2012 at 7:30 AM

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