Friday, February 29, 2008

Larry Norman dead at 60

Say it isn't so! Larry Norman passed away Sunday of heart failure. I remember him most for singing rock music, having long hair, and writing "I Wish We'd All Been Ready". Oh, how we used to sing that song in our youth group when we were growing up!

Christianity Today has this story on their website:

Christian music legend Larry Norman died Sunday of heart failure, according to his brother Charles Norman. He was 60.

Norman, a blonde, long-haired rocker who is often called the father of Christian rock music, was a giant in the Christian music industry, said Chris Willman, senior music writer for Entertainment Weekly.

"His influence outweighed his sales so much that it's comical," Willman said. "He certainly had a heart for evangelism — almost to his detriment, I might say. He really could've been a star if he were singing about something other than Jesus." Read more...

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