Greg Norton

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Greg Norton
Birth name Gregory James Norton
Born (1959-03-13) March 13, 1959 (age 57)
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Genres Alternative rock, hardcore punk
Occupation(s) Musician, guitarist, restaurateur
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts Hüsker Dü, Gang Font feat. Interloper, Porcupine

Greg Norton (born Gregory James Norton, 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 Rock Island, Illinois.

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 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. He is known for his large handlebar moustache. In 2016 Greg joined La Crosse, WI 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. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  3. ^ "The Gang Font feat. Interloper: The Gang Font feat. Interloper". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Porcupine - We were bummed to see Davey Reinders step down... | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 

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