Norma Tanega

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Norma Tanega


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Norma Tanega (born January 30, 1939, Vallejo, California - died December 29, 2019, Claremont, California, USA) was an American folk and pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, painter, teacher, and experimental musician.

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Norma Cecilia Tanega (January 30, 1939 – December 29, 2019) was an American folk and pop singer-songwriter, painter, and experimental musician. In the 1960s, she had a hit with the single "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" and wrote songs for Dusty Springfield and other prominent musicians. In later decades, Tanega worked mostly as a percussionist, playing various styles of music in the bands Baboonz, hybridVigor, and Ceramic Ensemble. She also wrote "You're Dead", which was used as the theme song of the film What We Do in the Shadows and the TV series of the same name.