TimeLine : 1980
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January 11, 1980
January 20, 1980
January 20, 1980
January 26, 1980
(Concert Poster Courtesy of Marty Dieckmeyer)
(Randy Stonehill, Larry Norman and Terry Taylor)
Terry: "...we'd go out (to play concerts), and the rumors would precede us. People would think that we were doing everything from divorcing our wives to using cocaine, and I don't know what else. Because once there's a sense of controversy here (in the Christian Music world) the rumors just fly."
Larry Norman fed many of the rumors in the years that followed with a number of unfortunate mistatements, including the following line from an interview in CCM Magazine. This sentence led many to speculate that members of DA had left their wives in the late 70's. In reality, only three members of DA were married at the time - Terry, Ed and Mark. None of the three were getting divorced. Mark Heard and Tom Howard were also both happily married.
Larry: "My wife had decided she wanted to marry somebody else and all of the artists at the same time were leaving their wives, and I just thought this was an appropriate time for introspection.".
(Source: CCM Magazine June 1989/"The Blue Book")
(Photo taken at Bethel College in Minnesota, courtesy of Mark Prinsen)
February 6, 1980
Tom Howard: "There's a little rehearsal studio and office in Santa Ana, California that DA has been using for years. When a popular science fiction movie ("Star Wars") came out and the good guys were holed up at the "rebel base" the name drifted over to the studio and it stuck.... it's the whole idea of rebeling against a strong, powerful force of evil."
March 20, 1980
March 29, 1980
April 4, 1980
April 11, 1980
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April 19, 1980
Mid May 1980
Larry Norman's "Footprints in the Sand" CD (1993) included the following statement: "Everything began to unravel during a tour with one of his solo artists who was traveling with one of his bands. Larry went out on the road to personally observe what was happening. He traveled for two or three days with the artists to observe their on-the-road demeanor and was shocked by the drinking and cigar smoking and raw humor he witnessed. He was speechless and confused. Upon his return to Los Angeles he wrote letters of dismissal announcing that he felt he could no longer represent these artists."
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Early Summer 1980
Late Summer 1980
(Photos taken in Concord, CA, courtesy of Karl Swenson)
There are also rumors that there is an alternate version of the EP. We know lots of people that claim to have seen one, or have a friend that has one - but so far, we haven't seen one ourselves. Solid Rock tells us that there's only the one version.
Terry: "We still love those guys, and continue to have relationships; I saw Mark a few years ago, he's a pastor in Virginia, and I still do projects for Alex at Maranatha! Music." (Source: Brian Quincy Newcomb in “The HRS-Terry Taylor Interview Part Two”)
October 20, 1980
(Ed McTaggert and Alex MacDougall at Greenbelt and Alex, Tom Howard and Beau MacDougall backstage at Greenbelt. Photos courtesy of Marty Dieckmeyer)
December 8, 1980
(Terry touches on this tragedy in his article "Here I Am... There You Are ("Imagine No John Lennon")"