LARRY NORMAN - Dubbed by many "The Father of Christian
Rock", recorded since 1966, and was inducted into the Gospel
Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
He sang in small clubs like New York's Bitter End and L.A.'s Troubadour
and also gave concerts at The San Francisco Pop Festival and outdoor
festivals with crowds of up to 180,000.
He performed for The White House, twice - and in Moscow at the 80,000
seat Olympic Stadium. He headlined at venues like The Hollywood
Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, The Palladium and London's prestigious
Royal Albert Hall, which he sold out six times; once filling it
twice on the same day.
His music 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.
Larry Norman passed
away on 24th February 2008. He was a fighter, but eventually God
called him home.