Listening to Larry and Barry

Debbie and I had dinner with some friends last night. Les and Fiona Cowan have a great retro Christian record album including the full range of Larry Norman and a few Randy Stonehill and Barry McGuire records. Cool! I heard Barry when i was 11 years old and got to meet him a few years back in San Francisco.

Never met Larry. And I almost met Randy.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • I know you got a little annoyed when I mentioned spending an hour with Randy previously, so it would probably be wrong for me to mention the great photo I had taken with Larry when we met some years ago.
    If it makes you feel any better, I’ve never met Barry.

  • sipping whiskey from a paper cup… drown your sorrows till ya can’t stand up…. take a look at what ya dun to yourself … why don’t ya check in to Jesus he’s got the answers….
    hmmmmm i think that was the first Norman song i ever heard… and it was 1979!!!!!!
    ok i’m showing my age…..
    Andrew glad your feeling better….. you sounded aweful …….. xoxo K8

  • Hey met Tim Condor last night at Wake Forest Div.. emergent shin dig Very sweet spirit… got to talk for a while with him…. he’s a stones throw from us!!!
    xox K8

  • Larry Norman turns 60 on April 20th!
    He’s having a concert and party in Salem, Oregon. To get tickets, and find out more about this guy:
    I wish I did not live so far (Ottawa, Canada)! Larry actually came to our lovely town several years ago for a fun concert.
    Larry: Happy Birthday, and may God continue to use you in our lives…

  • I have met Larry twice. Both in the early 90’s. He played at my bible School and then at another church. The second time me and a few other people went out for pizza with him! I sat right next to him – we chatted for a long time about his love of G.K. Chesterton.
    Nice guy – too bad he’s been so ill recently.

  • Okay so I have a question or two (they are totally random, but I needed to ask):
    Is it actually considered wrong to baptize a baby? I have this friend who grew up in the Catholic church, but doesn’t agree with a lot of their ways, so she comes to our church, but she does truly want to baptize her younger children.
    Another question is can I baptize someone if I’m not a pastor?

  • Hi Andrew – glad you liked the music and hope the holiday goes well. Any more firming up of summer holiday plans [Sorry to post on the site rather than personal]

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