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Randy Stonehill

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Randy Stonehill, sometimes dubbed the ‘Clown Prince’ of contemporary Christian music, and later in his career nicknamed “Uncle Rand” writes and sings insightful and also lighthearted Christian light rock music.

Randy Stonehill was born in Stockton, California on March 12, 1952, the son of Leonard Stonehill and his wife, Pauline Correia and is the younger brother of Jeffrey Stonehill.

He graduated from Leigh High School, in San Jose, California, then moved to Los Angeles where he stayed with pioneer Christian Rock singer, Larry Norman.

Stonehill’s first album, Born Twice was released in 1971, with financial help from Pat Boone. The album—one side a live performance, the other side recorded in a studio—was recorded for a mere
$800US and according to Stonehill, “sounds like every penny of it!”

A year later, Stonehill made his film acting debut in The Blob sequel, Beware! The Blob (also known as Son of Blob), with Cindy Williams. He also made a cameo appearance in the 1973 Billy Graham film Time to Run, performing his song I Love You.

In 1976, Stonehill released the “Welcome to Paradise” album produced by Larry Norman with Andy Johns (The Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) doing the engineering. This became a landmark album for the songwriter and was voted “3rd most important contemporary Christian album” in a mid-1980s poll of Christian music critics.(Contemporary Christian Music Magazine)

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  • kimmypoo00

    aw we used the sing me to sleep daddy cd in the preschool i worked at. sigh. *hug*

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Jyroflux

    There are new Randy Stonehill pictures to vote on. Cast you votes now.

    18 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Jyroflux

    They need to release Between the Glory and the Flame on CD, too.

    18 Apr 2008 Reply
  • chelve

    They need to release Equator on cd!!

    13 Feb 2008 Reply

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