Who wrote and recorded "Spirit in the Sky," a one-hit wonder released in late 1969?

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  • Norman Greenbaum correct

    Norman Joel Greenbaum was born in Malden, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1942. His musical style grew out of Southern blues music and the popular folk music of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is best known for writing and performing his 1969 song "Spirit in the Sky." The song included a combination of heavy guitar, spiritual lyrics and hand-clapping. It sold 2 million copies initially and is still heard in advertisements, films and television shows. Source: SpiritintheSky.com

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