The cause was lung disease, said his daughter Missy Scott.
Mr. Norman, whose recording career began in the late 1950s, had minor success as a solo act, with two of his songs reaching the Top 40 on Billboard’s R&B chart: ‘I Don’t Love You No More (I Don’t Care About You)’ in 1962 and ‘Can You Blame Me’ in 1966. But he found a niche in music history through his encounters with other musicians.
In 1966 Hendrix played guitar on at least one of Mr. Norman’s songs, ‘That Little Old Groovemaker’, and in 1968 a young Marley stayed with Mr. Norman on a visit to New York. More than 30 years later, a cassette tape of Marley and Mr. Norman singing together on that visit was sold at Christie’s for $26,290.
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