Related Information for Norman Greenbaum Norman Greenbaum (born 20th November 1942, Malden, Massachusetts) is a U.S. singer-songwriter.He is best known for writing and performing his hit song "Spirit in the Sky", which sold two million copies in 1969 and 1970. Though Greenbaum is generally regarded as a one-hit wonder; several of his records placed prominently in the charts. In 1968, under the name Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band, he recorded the novelty hit "The Eggplant That Ate Chicago".Green.. read more