LARRY NORMAN - Dubbed by many "The Father of Christian
Rock", has been recording since 1966, and was inducted into
the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
He has sung in small clubs like New York's Bitter End and L.A.'s
Troubadour and also given concerts at The San Francisco Pop Festival
and outdoor festivals with crowds of up to 180,000.
He has performed for The White House, twice - and in Moscow at the
80,000 seat Olympic Stadium. He has headlined at venues like The
Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, The Palladium and London's
prestigious Royal Albert Hall, which he has sold out six times;
once filling it twice on the same day.
His music has influenced many of today's Christian and mainstream
artists, and his song "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" became
the anthem of the Jesus Movement.
Pete Townsend of The Who has credited Larry's own rock-opera "The
Epic" for inspiring the classic "Tommy" album and
In 1974 Larry started The Vineyard Church which met in his living
room in Los Angeles. It grew to become several hundred churches
around the world.
RIP - Sadly,
Larry passed away on 24th February 2008. He was a fighter, but eventually
God called him home.