Only visiting this planat - die LP steht neben seinen anderen Alben in meinem Regal. Larry Normans Besuch auf diesem Planeten endete gestern.
Ich übernehme den Nachruf von Purgatorio:
Larry Norman, christian music pioneer, died Sunday morning. His music was very influential in my early songwriting development. I only saw him perform once in 1977, but I remember it well. He had his challenges, as we all do, but he pressed on for the prize and he will be missed.
Larry’s final message:
I feel like a prize in a box of cracker jacks with God’s hand reaching down to pick me up. I have been under medical care for months. My wounds are getting bigger. I have trouble breathing. I am ready to fly home.
My brother Charles is right, I won’t be here much longer. I can’t do anything about it. My heart is too weak. I want to say goodbye to everyone. In the past you have generously supported me with prayer and finance and we will probably still need financial help.
My plan is to be buried in a simple pine box with some flowers inside. But still it will be costly because of funeral arrangement, transportation to the gravesite, entombment, coordination, legal papers etc. However money is not really what I need, I want to say I love you.
I’d like to push back the darkness with my bravest effort. There will be a funeral posted here on the website, in case some of you want to attend. We are not sure of the date when I will die. Goodbye, farewell, we will meet again.
Goodbye, farewell, we’ll meet again
Somewhere beyond the sky.
I pray that you will stay with God
Goodbye, my friends, goodbye.
Du fehlst uns, Larry, aber es geht Dir jetzt nach langem schweren Kampf endlich gut. Danke, dass Du den Planeten besucht hast.