Sometime around 1970 Larry Norman the "Rock Festival Star" flew to Hobbs, New Mexico directly from Hollywood, for a "most thrilling experience." Also there that morning was an ex-dope addict and hoodlum who talked about himself a lot while people in the audience sat there, hoping to win a free airplane trip. What a show!
This is an invoice from Air Studios, London, for one day of many that Larry spent there recording So Long Ago The Garden. On July 21st, 1973, A state-of-the-art Neve 32/24 console was installed in Studio Two. Three days later Larry was using it.
This invoice, dated July 27th, 1973, is for 6.5 hours of recording time and a reel of 2" 24 track tape, which we still have in the archives. The grand total for the day's session was £277, or $700 at the then current exchange rate. Adjusting for inflation that would be £2,932 today, or $4,563.
This other invoice is for the three days prior. It adds up to £1,083 ($2,729) which is £11,458 in today's economy, or $17,831. Yikes!