... though he could have joined Jethro Tull, I suppose.
LISTENING PARTY INVITATION
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!
PLANET STUDIO BILL
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!
LICENSE AND REGISTRATION, PLEASE.
Cue the theme from Deliverance...
This was Larry's first professional musician job. That's our old San Jose phone number from 1482 DeTracey St., which was later the home of Phydeaux Records.
:: INSIDE THE BOX ::
Charles Norman occasionally opens a sealed box in the archives and posts photos of the junk inside.