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Overview (3)

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Died in Salem, Oregon, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameLarry David Norman

Mini Bio (1)

Larry Norman was born on April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as Larry David Norman. He was married to Pamela Norman and Sarah Norman. He died on February 24, 2008 in Salem, Oregon, USA.

Spouse (2)

Sarah Norman (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Pamela Norman (? - 1980) ( divorced)

Trivia (4)

He played the same classical Spanish guitar from 1972 until 2001 when it was damaged in an airline baggage handling mishap.
For almost thirty years the press has referred to him as "the father of Christian rock." In the 70s Billboard Magazine called him "the most important writer since Paul Simon." Christian Artists Seminar awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award. Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) Magazine named Norman's "Only Visiting This Planet" record the most significant and influential gospel album ever released in the field of contemporary Christian music. Time Magazine once called him "the most significant artist in his field."
He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001. His son, Michael, flew to Nashville to accept the honor and deliver a speech to the attendees.
He died on the 25th of February 2008.

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