Larry Norman has died
I want the people to know
That He saved my soul
But I still like to listen to the radio
They say that rock and roll is wrong, weâ€™ll give you more chance
I say I feel so good I gotta get up and dance
I know whatâ€™s right, I know whatâ€™s wrong and I donâ€™t confuse it
Why should the devil have all the good music
I feel good every day
â€˜Cause Jesus is the Rock and He rolled my blues away
"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 â€” almost to his detriment, I might say. He really could've been a star if he were singing about something other than Jesus."
Norman's 1972 Only Visiting This Planet album is regarded as one of the top contemporary Christian music albums of all time. His many hits were at the cutting edge, said Larry Eskridge, associate director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College."
He was only 60.
Not always an easy life, but his struggle is done.
Peace to his Memory,
and may his music continue to rock.