Sunday, February 24, 2008
Larry Norman - Gone To Be With The Lord Today
April 8, 1947 – February 24, 2008
When I became a Christian in 1976, Contemporary Christian Music was young. There were only a few "pioneers" in those years. Love Song, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Nancy Honeytree, Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, Terry and John Michael Talbot, Keith Green, and my friend Steve Camp. That was my music.
One of the pioneers of the pioneers was Larry Norman.
I loved this guy.
Maybe best known for his "Why Should The Devil Have All the Good Music?", he was strange, funny, and evangelistic, with long straight blonde hair. He sang of being raptured ("I Wish We'd All Been Ready"), and pleaded, "Why don't you look into Jesus, He's got the answer?"
I watched a few YouTube videos of Larry just a few months ago. Thank God for YouTube. Take a look at some. Primitive, but always pointing people to the One Whom He has now gone to be with.