Norman Hassan

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Norman Hassan
Norman Hassan with UB40, Birmingham Symphony Hall, 2010
Background information
Birth name Norman Lamont Hassan
Born (1958-01-26) 26 January 1958 (age 59)
Birmingham, England
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Instruments Percussion, trombone, vocals
Years active 1977–present
Associated acts UB40

Norman Lamont Hassan (Arabic: نورمان حسن‎‎; born 26 January 1958) is an English musician of Yemeni and Welsh descent who is best known as being a member of the reggae band UB40 since its foundation in 1978.

Early life[edit]

Norman Lamont Hassan was born in Birmingham to Yemeni and Welsh parents, and attended Park Hill School in the city. He worked as a carpet fitter before joining the band UB40 in 1978.


After starting off as percussionist in 1978, he learned the trombone in 1981, when the band decided to add a brass section. He sang his first lead vocal on Labour of Love. He is also known for his on-stage dancing.

Personal life[edit]

Like the rest of UB40, he still lives in the City of Birmingham. He is also a fan of the local football club Birmingham City. He has wide-ranging musical tastes, from reggae to soul to opera.[1]


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