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John Terry Norum (born 23 February 1964 in Vardø, Norway) is a swedish rock guitarist and one of the founders of the Swedish rock band, Europe. As an infant, he moved with his parents to Upplands Väsby (a Stockholm's suburb) in Sweden, where he grew up and has spent most of his life. Concurrent to his role with Europe, he also maintains a successful side solo career.

Contents

1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Equipment 4 Discography 5 Filmography 6 Bibliography 7 References 8 External links

Career[edit] During his career in music, Norum has played with Eddie Meduza & the Roaring Cadillacs, Dokken, Don Dokken's solo band, as well as collaborations with other well-known artists in his solo albums, including Glenn Hughes, Kelly Keeling, Peter Baltes, Simon Wright and Göran Edman. His influences include the likes of Gary Moore, John Sykes and Michael Schenker. When asked about his playing, Joey Tempest once said “ John Norum
John Norum
is like a man possessed. On stage he performs as if channeling the guitar greats of the 1960s and 1970s that have served to inspire him. But he always delivers in his own unique style, with a hint of blues, of course. I can think of a few other guitarists that play with as much feeling and passion as John.” Personal life[edit] Norum started and developed his musical career in Sweden, but has also lived in the United States
United States
for a few years, where he met and married Michelle Meldrum in 1995, founder and lead guitarist of the all-female hard rock band Phantom Blue
Phantom Blue
and the Swedish metal band Meldrum.[2] The couple had one son, Jake Thomas, born on 22 September 2004. Michelle died on 21 May 2008 from a cystic growth in her brain.[2] On 16 April 2012 he had a son, Jim Henry, from his Swedish fiancée Camilla Wåhlander. The couple had also a daughter, Celine Margareta, born on 28 July 2014.[2][3] Norum is the older brother of singer Tone Norum.[2] and his stepfather is Thomas Witt,[4] a former record producer, Columbia executive and drummer for Eddie Meduza[5][6] Equipment[edit]

Norum performing with Europe in Festivalna hall, Sofia 2012.

Fender Stratocaster
Fender Stratocaster
guitars Gibson Les Paul
Gibson Les Paul
guitars Paoletti John Norum
John Norum
Signature guitars Marshall "Silver Jubilee Series" head and JCM 800 head (both heads run concurrently) Marshall '72 4x12 Cabinets with Celestion
Celestion
Greenbacks Dunlop Crybaby Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
Wah pedal MXR
MXR
Stereo Chorus pedal MXR
MXR
Carbon Copy Analog Delay pedal Two notes Torpedo Live Speaker simulator

His guitar goes through the Wah into the chorus pedal, from where the separate outputs connect to the two amp heads, with the delay connected in the effects loop of the JCM 800 only.[7] Discography[edit] Main article: John Norum
John Norum
discography

Eddie Meduza

Eddie Meduza & the Roaring Cadillacs (1979) The Eddie Meduza Rock 'n' Roll Show (1979) Dåren É Lös! - The Roaring Cadillac's Live (1983) West A Fool Away (1984)

Europe

Europe (1983) Wings of Tomorrow
Wings of Tomorrow
(1984) The Final Countdown (1986) Start from the Dark
Start from the Dark
(2004) Secret Society (2006) Last Look at Eden
Last Look at Eden
(2009) Bag of Bones (2012) War of Kings (2015) Walk the Earth
Walk the Earth
(2017)

As soloist

Total Control (1987) Face the Truth (1992) Another Destination
Another Destination
(1995) Worlds Away (1996) Slipped into Tomorrow (1999) Optimus (2005) Play Yard Blues
Play Yard Blues
(2010)

Don Dokken

Up from the Ashes (1990)

Dokken

Long Way Home (2002)

Filmography[edit]

On the Loose (1985) Far Out Man
Far Out Man
(1990)

Bibliography[edit]

Tegnér A., Johansson, M. Europe - den stora rockdrömmen, Wiken, 1987, ISBN 91-7024-408-1 John Norum. En biografi ver en Svensk gitarrhjalte, Sony Music Ent. Sweden, 1992. Contained into the Swedish special edition of "Face the Truth" album. Bevilacqua F., John Norum's biography, 2010, last update December 2012 Bevilacqua F., John Norum's discography, 2012, last update April 2012 Stern M., Europe Biography, Agosto 2006

References[edit]

^ "Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 June 2008.  ^ a b c d Bevilacqua, Francesca. "Biography". johnnorum.se. Retrieved December 30, 2012.  ^ Nilsson, Christoffer (2014-07-30). "Dubbel bebislycka för Europe" [Double baby happiness for Europe]. aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2016-08-17.  ^ " John Norum
John Norum
official BIOGRAPHY". Retrieved 2016-08-17.  ^ "John NORUM's DISCOGRAPHY: his works with Eddie MEDUZA & The ROARING CADILLACS". www.norumaniacs.com. Retrieved 2016-08-17.  ^ Wibacke - Berger, Mia (2014-03-04). "Witt lever för sin musik i Sundbyberg". Magasin Sundbyberg. Archived from the original on 2014-03-04.  ^ " John Norum
John Norum
GEAR". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Studio albums

Total Control Face the Truth Another Destination Worlds Away Slipped into Tomorrow Optimus Play Yard Blues

EPs

Live in Stockholm

Live albums

Face It Live '97

Singles

"Let Me Love You" "Back on the Streets" "Love Is Meant (to Last Forever)" "We Will Be Strong" "Face the Truth" "In Your Eyes" "Strange Days" "Where the Grass Is Green"

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Europe

Joey Tempest John Norum John Levén Mic Michaeli Ian Haugland

Tony Reno Peter Olsson Marcel Jacob Kee Marcello

Studio albums

Europe Wings of Tomorrow The Final Countdown Out of This World Prisoners in Paradise Start from the Dark Secret Society Last Look at Eden Bag of Bones War of Kings Walk the Earth

Live albums

The Final Countdown Tour 1986 Extended Versions Almost Unplugged Live! At Shepherd’s Bush, London Live at Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show

Compilations

1982–1992 Definitive Collection 1982–2000 Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe The Final Countdown: The Best of Europe

Videography

The Final Countdown Tour 1986 Rock the Night: Collectors Edition Live from the Dark The Final Countdown Tour 1986: Live in Sweden – 20th Anniversary Edition

EPs

On the Loose

Singles

"Seven Doors Hotel" "Dreamer" "Stormwind" "The Final Countdown" "Love Chaser" "Rock the Night" "Carrie" "Cherokee" "Superstitious" "Open Your Heart" "Let the Good Times Rock" "More Than Meets the Eye" "Prisoners in Paradise" "I'll Cry for You" "Halfway to Heaven" "Got to Have Faith" "Hero" "Always the Pretenders" "Last Look at Eden" "New Love in Town" "Not Supposed to Sing the Blues" "Firebox"

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Dokken

Don Dokken Jon Levin Mark Boals Mick Brown

George Lynch Reb Beach John Norum Alex De Rosso Jeff Pilson Juan Croucier Barry Sparks Sean McNabb Greg Leon Peter Baltes Gary Holland Greg Pecka Tom Croucier

Studio albums

Breaking the Chains Tooth and Nail Under Lock and Key Back for the Attack Dysfunctional Shadowlife Erase the Slate Long Way Home Hell to Pay Lightning Strikes Again Broken Bones

EPs & Compilations

Back in the Streets The Best of Dokken The Very Best of Dokken Then and Now Alone Again and Other Hits Change the World: An Introduction The Definitive Rock Collection Greatest Hits

Live albums

Beast from the East One Live Night Live from the Sun Japan Live '95 From Conception: Live 1981

Video albums

Unchain the Night One Live Night Live from the Sun Japan Live '95

Singles

"Into the Fire" "Just Got Lucky" "Alone Again" "The Hunter" "In My Dreams" "Dream Warriors" "Burning Like a Flame" "Prisoner" "Too High to Fly"

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UFO

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Pete Way Michael Schenker Mick Bolton Paul Chapman Paul Gray Aynsley Dunbar Neil Carter Jason Bonham Danny Peyronel Clive Edwards Simon Wright Laurence Archer John Norum Bernie Marsden John Sloman Billy Sheehan Tommy McClendon Jim Simpson Larry Wallis Robbie France Barry Sparks Jeff Kolmann Colin Turner Mike Gray Rick Sanford Jeff Martin Fabio Del Rio George Bellas Tony Glidewell Eric Gammans Leon Lawson David Jacobson Jem Davis Louis Maldonado Matt Guillory

Studio albums

UFO 1 UFO 2: Flying Phenomenon Force It No Heavy Petting Lights Out Obsession No Place to Run The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent Mechanix Making Contact Misdemeanor Ain't Misbehavin' High Stakes & Dangerous Men Walk on Water Covenant Sharks You Are Here The Monkey Puzzle The Visitor Seven Deadly A Conspiracy of Stars The Salentino Cuts

Live albums

Live BBC Radio One Live in Concert Strangers in the Night Lights Out in Tokyo Live in Texas T.N.T. Heaven's Gate Werewolves of London On with the Action Regenerator – Live 1982 Live on Earth Showtime

Compilations

Space Metal Headstone Anthology The Best of the Rest The Essential UFO The Best of UFO: Gold Collection X-Factor: Out There & Back The Best of UFO: Ten Best Series Flying: The Early Years 1970 – 1973 An Introduction to UFO The Best of UFO (1974-1983) One of Those Nights: The Anthology

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