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John Norum


1979-1986 Europe - guitars  
1990 Don Dokken - guitars, backing vocals  
2001-2004 Dokken - guitars  
2003- Europe - guitars  

Studio musician

1996 UFO - guitars  

Live musician

1997 Dokken - guitars  
1999 Dokken - guitars  

Guest musician

1993 Phantom Blue - guitars  
1998-1999 Midnight Sun - guitars  
2001 Meldrum - guitars  
2013-2017 FB 1964 - guitars  
2015 Wolfpakk - guitars  
2015 Paco Ventura Black Moon - guitar solo  

Personal information

Born on: 23.02.1964

Official website

John Norum (born February 23, 1964) is a Norwegian born, 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. Michelle died on May 21, 2008 from a cystic growth in her brain. John Norum is the older brother of the singer Tone Norum. In 1996 he joined British hard rock band UFO as the lead guitarist. He left the band the same year.


Gibson Les Paul and Flying V guitars
Marshall "Silver Jubilee Series" head and JCM 800 head (both heads run concurrently)
Marshall '72 4x12 Cabinets with Celestion Greenbacks
Dunlop Crybaby Jimi Hendrix Wah pedal
MXR Stereo Chorus pedal
Boss Digital Delay pedal

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.