Greg Norton

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Greg Norton
Birth nameGregory James Norton
Born (1959-03-13) March 13, 1959 (age 60)
Davenport, Iowa, United States
GenresAlternative rock, hardcore punk
Occupation(s)Musician, guitarist, restaurateur
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1979–present
Associated actsHüsker Dü, Gang Font feat. Interloper, Porcupine

Gregory James Norton (born 13 March 1959) is an American musician, formerly of the band Hüsker Dü.[1][2] While the majority of the band's songwriting was done by bandmates Bob Mould and Grant Hart, Norton contributed the songs "M.T.C.," "Don't Have a Life" and "Let's Go Die" to Hüsker Dü's debut EP Land Speed Record. He was born in Davenport, Iowa.

After Hüsker Dü disbanded in 1988, Norton formed the band Grey Area with Hüsker Dü engineer Colin Mansfield and Jo Jones. After Grey Area disbanded in 1991, Norton left the music business to focus on the restaurant business, opening The Norton's Restaurant (now closed) in Red Wing, Minnesota. Norton returned to the recording industry in 2006, with a new jazz band, Gang Font feat. Interloper;[3] the group is composed of Norton, Dave King (of The Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Halloween, Alaska, 12 Rods and the Love-Cars), Eric Fratzke of Zebulon Pike and Happy Apple, and Craig Taborn.

In 2016, Norton joined La Crosse, Wisconsin band Porcupine as their bass player to replace Davey Reinders.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Hüsker Dü". AMG. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Looking Minnesota: Greg Norton Meets the Hüsker Düdes - Gapers Block Transmission | Chicago". Gapersblock.com. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  3. ^ "The Gang Font feat. Interloper: The Gang Font feat. Interloper". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Hüsker Dü's Greg Norton Rejuvenates With Porcupine". Retrieved 21 September 2019.

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