MUSIC MONDAY Larry’s Norman’s song SONG FOR A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (with links to the people he is referring to)

Larry’s Norman’s song SONG FOR A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (with links to the people he is referring to)

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I posted a lot in the past about my favorite Christian musicians such as Keith Green (I enjoyed reading Green’s monthly publications too), and 2nd Chapter of Acts and others. Today I wanted to talk about one of Larry Norman’s songs. David Rogers introduced me to Larry Norman’s music in the 1970’s and his album IN ANOTHER LAND came out in 1976 and sold an enormous amount of copies for a Christian record back then.

Larry Norman: “Song For A Small Circle Of Friends” Music Video*

Uploaded on Jul 6, 2009

Larry David Norman (April 8, 1947 February 24, 2008) was an American Christian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and humorist. Norman’s recordings are noted for their Christian and social subject matter, and he is often described as the “father of Christian rock music”. Norman has been described as having had a significant influence on many artists, secular and religious.

Norman had long been associated with the Jesus people of the late 1960s and early 1970s, although it has been reported that “he did not particularly identify himself with the youth-oriented ‘Jesus movement’ of the time”.

Norman began recording in 1966 and recorded numerous albums. Norman’s first album, I Love You, recorded when he was the lead singer for the group People!, was released in 1968. The band’s cover version of The Zombies song of the same name reached number 14 on Billboard magazine’s top twenty list in June of that year as a single. Norman left People! prior to 1969 and subsequently performed as a solo artist, appearing both on mainstream and independent labels.

In 2001 Norman was inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame as a solo artist. In 2007 Norman was inducted into the San Jose Rocks Hall of Fame (San Jose, California), both as a member of People!, and as a solo artist. At that time Norman reunited for a concert with People!

In recent years, however, many CCM artists have credited Norman as an influence on their music, particularly in the sub-genre of Christian rock. He is often cited as influencing both Keith Green and Randy Stonehill in their conversions to Christianity. In turn both eventually became Christian music artists. He has granted interviews to magazines covering Contemporary Christian music and accepted industry awards. When asked about the relationship between CCM and his own music, Norman has replied “I’m happy if I’ve been an encouragement to other artists.”

Larry Norman died of heart disease and complications at his home in Salem, Oregon with family and friends present.

Information on Larry Norman can be accessed online via the Internet at http://www.larrynorman.com/.

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Here are the lyrics:

Well my life is filled with songs
But I just could not get along without my friends
And I’m happy now, but when this good life ends
I know a better life begins.

And love to you sir Stonehill,
Armed with your axe full gallop on your amp.
Ah, you’re so crazy but you know it,
And I love you as we both crawl toward the Lamp.

With Clapton on guitar, and Charlie on the drums.
McCartney on the Hofner bass with blisters on his thumbs.

Dear Bobby watch your fears all hide
And disappear while love inside starts growing,
You’re older but less colder
Than the jokes and folks you spent your childhood snowing.

And Someone died for all your friends
But even better yet, He lives again.
And if this song does not make sense to you,
I hope His Spirit slips on through,
He loves you

He loves you
He loves you
And if these words do not appeal to
I hope His Spirit slips on through,
He loves you

He loves you
He loves you
And if this song does not make sense to you,
I hope His Spirit slips on through,
You know, He loves you

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