‘Goin’ Up To The Spirit In The Sky’ [VIDEO]
Check out this rare footage of 'Spirit In The Sky' which entered the charts this week in 1970. Norman Greenbaum was inspired to write the tune after watching Porter Wagoner singing a gospel song on TV saying later "I thought, 'Yeah, I could do that,' knowing nothing about gospel music, so I sat down and wrote my own gospel song. It came easy. I wrote the words in 15 minutes." He told Rolling Stone Magazine "I'm just some Jewish musician who really dug gospel music."