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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Only visiting this planet...


Arguably the first Christian rocker ever, Larry Norman died Sunday of heart failure at the age of 60. Say what you want about Christian music, that dude was for real. I'm officially sad.

6 comments:

shelly said...

RIP. :(

Zeke said...

Well, he certainly was provokative with that long hair, studded belt and tight blue jeans. Must've given the church ladies fits back in the day.

Nikki said...

I'm so glad you posted this - I never would have known. When I heard Larry Norman (in junior high) it was the first time I realized that rock and roll wasn't a "sin". His music (and lyrics) were very powerful.

mark said...

Often imitated, never duplicated.

Steve said...

I didn't know about Larry's death... it makes me sad too to hear he has passed. I always felt he was an authentic person...

My favorite lyrics:

"I've been rebuked for the things I've said,

For the songs I've written and the life I've led,

They say they don't understand me but I'm not surprised,

Cause you can't see nothin' when you close your eyes.

They say I'm sinful, backslidden, that I have left to follow fame,

But here I am, talking 'bout Jesus just the same."

Lynette Sowell said...

Had no clue. He was a true pioneer. Rock on, Larry!