John Norum Biography


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Birth Name: John Norum
Born: 1964/02/23
Birth Place: Vardø, Norway
Years Active: 1978–present
Genres: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal, Pop Rock


John Norum (born February 23, 1964) is a Swedish hard rock guitarist and co-founder of the Swedish band Europe. Concurrent to his role with Europe, he also maintains a side solo project. During his career, Norum also played with Eddie Meduza & The Roaring Cadillacs, Dokken, Don Dokken's solo band as well as side collaborations with other artists including Glenn Hughes. While living for a few years in the US, he met and married Michelle Meldrum, founder and lead guitarist of the Swedish-American heavy metal band ''Meldrum''. The couple had one son, Jake Thomas, born in September 2004. Meldrum died on May 21, 2008 from a cystic growth in her brain. John Norum is the older brother of the singer Tone Norum.