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Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?

Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock

by Gregory Alan Thornbury

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Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?
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Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock
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Gregory Alan Thornbury

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Describes the development of Christian rock in the late 1960s by Larry Norman, who wanted to create popular music for Christians and was met with friction from religious conservatives.

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The 'Father Of Christian Rock' Larry Norman's Battles With Evangelicalism

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