Dear friends and fans, Larry passed away on Feb. 24th after a long battle with heart related problems. For the past couple of months people from all over the world posted their memories and thoughts at a temporary message board we set up. It was amazing to hear the heartwarming stories that came in from thousands of Larry's friends, fans, and family members. Thanks to everyone who left a message. We'll leave the letters posted for you to read.


On March 1st we had a "going away party" for Larry at a church near his Salem, Oregon home. Hundreds of people arrived from distant corners of the globe to celebrate Larry's life, music, love of God, and to say goodbye to a close friend who touched their lives and helped them throughout the years. It was a wonderful tribute to someone who will be greatly missed. A video of the service will be posted soon in the multimedia section of this website for the people who weren't able to make it...

THURSDAY, APRIL 2- LARRY NORMAN ART IN EXHIBITION
Larry Norman's original artwork is featured in a Scandinavian exhibition that also includes works by Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Frank Black, Janis Joplin, and more. Read more about it here.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - LARRY'S GRAVE
The Norman family observed the one year anniversary of Larry's passing with a family get-together and visit to Larry's grave. Read more about it and see photos here in the multimedia section.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 - SOLID ROCK ARMY 2009
The 2009 Solid Rock Army is now accepting sign-ups, at a greatly reduced price and with increased activity! Read more about it here.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 - LARRY ON THE GRAMMY AWARDS
Larry was honored in a tribute segment of the Grammy Awards broadcast on the CBS television network this evening. Read more about it here.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 - ANTHOLOGY NOW ON VINYL
Larry Norman Anthology now on vinyl! We now have copies for sale of this double gatefold vinyl LP. Read more about it here in the new releases section of the Online Store.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - NEW SOLID ROCK CD / DVD RELEASES
Some exciting new releases available today including The Colossus of Roads, a new Mark Heard release, and a DVD of Larry's final concert appearance. Read more about them here in the Online Store.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM MIKE NORMAN
Mike Norman has written a Thanksgiving message which is now posted in the "As I See It" section of this website.

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THURSDAY, MAY 15 - ANTHOLOGY CD AVAILABLE NOW!
The new Larry Norman career retrospective titled "Rebel Poet, Jukebox Balladeer: The Anthology" is now available in the Solid Rock Store. Pre-orders are being taken and the CD will ship on on May 27. Order your copy today!

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TUESDAY, MAY 13 - ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE REVIEW
Rolling Stone has given the Anthology CD a good review which is viewable online. The CD will be released to the public on May 27.

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FRIDAY, MAY 2 - LARRY IN SPIN MAGAZINE
Spin Magazine's May issue has a very nice article on Larry and his impact on both the Christian and secular music scenes. You can get a copy at most grocery stores, magazine outlets, and convenience stores in America.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 30 - NORWEGIAN TRIBUTE CONCERT
A tribute / memorial concert was held today in Fredrikstad, Norway, where several well known Norwegian musicians performed Larry's songs and spoke about their relationships with him over the years. There is a video clip of Jonas and Jan Groth singing "Lonely By Myself" posted on YouTube, along with several other performances from the event. Click here to view ....

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FRIDAY, MARCH 7 - MEMORIAL CONCERTS PLANNED
Several tribute concerts are being planned in America, Canada, and Europe over the next couple of months. We will post the information as the dates are confirmed.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6 - UPCOMING ANTHOLOGY CD
A 20-track retrospective of Larry's work (Larry Norman: The Anthology) is set to be released May 27th by The Arena Rock Recording Company. It will be available in stores and on digital download sites (iTunes, eMusic, etc.)

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Participation

Larry's milestone albums were the three parts of his Trilogy, released in the 1970s, and his 1969 release Upon This Rock which was the first Christian Rock album. For those of you who are new to Larry's music, we thought this would be a good place to start...


Recorded in London at George Martin's AIR Studios in 1972, Only Visiting This Planet has been voted "The Best Contemporary Christian Album of All Time" by CCM Magazine. The album contains some of Larry's most well known songs and controversial statements. If you need an introduction to the music of Larry Norman, this is the best place to start.


When 1973s So Long Ago The Garden was released it was widely condemned in Christian music circles and offered as proof that Larry had turned his back on God. Little did they know that this seemingly nihilistic and introspective collection of songs were merely phase two in a trilogy of albums that would coalesce in the optimistic, jubilant, and redemptive statement of his next record. Essential listening, and hard now to understand what all the fuss was about back then.


Larry's biggest seller, In Another Land brought him to a much wider audience with its hard-edged but lush production, positive messages, and interesting twists on the Christian experience. Produced by Larry and engineered by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen), Land introduced the world to such classic songs as "The Rock That Doesn't Roll", "Six Sixty Six", "U.F.O.", and "I Am A Servant."


The album that started it all. The first Christian Rock album startled conservatives, appealed to a new generation of music fans, and triggered an industry. Widespread resistance and condemnation from many churches soon followed, and no wonder. The album wasn't written for them: "Upon This Rock was not a Christian album for those believers who wanted everything spelled out. It was more like a street fight. I was saying to Christians, "I’m going to present the gospel, and I’m not going to say it like you want. This album is not for you."


In the years since 1969, Larry Norman has released over a hundred records, CDs, videos and DVDs. We hope you'll find this website to be a handy guide to some very inspirational and influential songs. The links on the top right side of this page should put you on the right track...

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristin, Charles, Silver, and Jason - The Solid Rock Team

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