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Spirit in the Sky' Songwriter Critically Injured in Traffic Accident; Motorcyclist Killed

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Greenbaum wrote and sang the hit song featured in 50 movies, including "Apollo 13," and several TV shows.

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — A singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" has been critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist.

The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa reported Sunday that 72-year-old Norman Greenbaum wrote and sang the hit song featured in 50 movies, including "Apollo 13," and several TV shows.

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