born on 26/1/1958 in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Norman Lamont Hassan (Arabic: ; 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.
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.
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 a wide ranging musical tastes from reggae to soul to opera.
|Albums||Signing Off · Present Arms · Present Arms in Dub · UB44 · The Singles Album · UB40 Live · More UB40 Music · Labour of Love · Geffery Morgan · Baggariddim · The UB40 File · Rat in the Kitchen · The Best of UB40 - Volume One · Labour of Love II · Promises and Lies · Guns in the Ghetto · Labour of Love III · The Very Best of UB40 · Cover Up · Who You Fighting For?|
|Singles||"Food for Thought" · "One in Ten" · "Red Red Wine" · "Please Don't Make Me Cry" · "Many Rivers to Cross" · "I Got You Babe" · "Breakfast in Bed" · "Homely Girl" · "Kingston Town" · "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" · "The Way You Do the Things You Do" · "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You" · "Higher Ground" · "Reasons"|