Friday, May 8, 2015

The Lord Was His "Happening"

I could attempt to explain who Pastor John Rydgren was, but one of the YouTube clips posted below is probably enough of an introduction.  I first became aware of Rydgren's work through the vinyl album titled Silhouette Segments, which was a collection of excerpts from the good pastor's radio show (circa late 1960s).  Rydgren attempted to spread the word of the gospel to the youth of the time via "hip talk," translating biblical passages into groovy language the kids could all dig.  Check out some of the clips below and find out what was "happening"...

Apparently Rydgren also did some other radio work, including some spot ads for films:

The Night Visitor radio spot