Father Larry Looks like the last concert for Father Larry… CT has the story, with concert review (HT: Stephen Shields). Also see the story at Christian Post…. and I see Robbymac just beat me to the punch with an excellent tribute post. And he’s right about having been heavily influenced by Larry — in fact he was the first person I thought of when I read the news of the final concert.

For any of you whose first Christian album was not by Larry Norman, either you’re way too young or you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I still have mine, in vinyl, of course.

Famous quote: “Well people used to tease me and say, ‘Oh, you’re a Christian Bob Dylan’. And then when Dylan became a Christian in my Bible study, they’d say to him, ‘Oh you’re a secular Larry Norman.'”

One thing I did not know is that Larry appeared in the movie Beware! The Blob. Live and learn.

Well Larry, we people thank ye. After a long recording career, we’ll miss you… but will ever be flipping back to favorite tracks to listen, time and again. Happy retirement…. and Remember The Tune.

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