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Norman Hassan

born on 26/1/1958 in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Norman Hassan

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Norman Hassan

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.

Early life

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

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.[1]


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