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Solid Rock Records

Solid Rock Records is a record label started by Larry Norman. It was established in 1975 to distribute his work. Solid Rock had a distribution deal with Word Records until 1980; the label's roster included Randy Stonehill, Tom Howard, Mark Heard, Daniel Amos, Pantano & Salsbury, Salvation Air Force). Norman worked with David Edwards, who released his debut album on Myrrh Records in 1980, as well as Steve Scott. Scott recorded one album, Moving Pictures, produced by Norman and Heard, unreleased. Influenced by Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer, his community at L'Abri in Switzerland, which Norman had visited with his wife Pamela on his honeymoon in 1972, "possibly inspired by the Apple imprint of The Beatles", in 1974 Norman founded Solid Rock Records to produce records for Christian artists who, like himself, had "no commercial value." Norman intended Solid Rock to be "a "musical L'Abri", "more than business though, it was community." "Solid Rock became an important moment in the history of Christian rock music since it was the first artist-driven label".

According to Norman, the purpose of Solid Rock was "to help other artists who didn't want to be consumed by the business of making vinyl pancakes but who wanted to make something'non-commercial' to the world". Solid Rock "was a community of discussion. Artists would work on each other's projects and tour together, it seems to have been a place. Larry Norman in particular had a desire to not create Christian music but music, from a Christian worldview that would stand up in the mainstream and that people could accept and be challenged by". According to Solid Rock alumnus Tom Howard: "We ate together, laughed together, cried together, travelled together, it wasn't like a anything. In addition to his own recordings, Larry Norman produced music for several artists on his Solid Rock label: Randy Stonehill, Mark Heard, Tom Howard, Pantano/Salsbury, Salvation Air Force. Norman produced artists who were signed to other labels, such as Malcolm and Alwyn, Bobby Emmons and the Crosstones, Lyrix. While Norman received production credits for two songs on Sheila Walsh's first album Future Eyes, he remixed the songs that were recorded.

In 1977 Norman signed James Sundquist to Solid Rock, which produced some of the songs on Sundquist's Freedom Flight, an album that blended ragtime and ballads, released by Pat Boone's Lamb & Lion label. About 1978 Norman produced an album, Moving Pictures, for British poet and musician Steve Scott, never released. In December 1978 Norman signed Christian rock band Daniel Amos to Street Level Productions and to his Street Level Artists Agency. Daniel Amos had completed Horrendous Disc, their third album, co-produced by Mike "Clay" Stone, when under contract to Maranatha! Music; when Maranatha! Released them, as it was changing direction to children's and praise music, Horrendous Disc still needed to be mixed. Norman asked the band to replace two songs, had the album mixed and took new photos of the band for the album's cover to replace those he deemed too controversial for the Christian market, in September 1979, Norman released a test pressing. In mid-May 1980 Norman released Daniel Amos from their management contract with Street Level Productions, resulting in an estrangement in their relationship.

Just before the finalization of his divorce from Pamela, in August 1980, Norman performed at the Kamperland Youth for Christ Music festival in Zeeland the Netherlands with Daniel Amos band backing him. Due to the laryngitis of Terry Scott Taylor, lead singer of Daniel Amos, Norman sang their songs from Horrendous Disc with the rest of Daniel Amos backing him so that Daniel Amos could be paid. At the Greenbelt Festival held a few days Daniel Amos refused to back Norman as agreed due to their unfolding legal action against Norman, forcing Norman to recruit another group of musicians. During this performance, Norman sang for the first time, "May Your Feet Stay On The Path", as a beatific benediction to the Solid Rock artists he had released. Norman explained in 2001: "It's a song I wrote for all my artists because I wasn't going to work with them any more. So I stayed up one night praying all night and working on this song asking God to help me bless the artists one more time so that they would know that I loved them if I didn't want to work with them".

Despite being advertised as soon available in November 1979, Horrendous Disc was not released by Solid Rock until April 10, 1981, ten days before the band's follow-up ¡Alarma!, was released on Newpax Records. In 2000 Norman sang "Hound of Heaven" on the Daniel Amos tribute album, When Worlds Collide: A Tribute to Daniel Amos. In June 1980 the Solid Rock community imploded due to concerns about delays in releasing albums and publishing rights, Norman's personal life. One of the areas of disagreement within Solid Rock was over their philosophy of ministry; the concerns of Stonehill and Howard and other Solid Rock musicians led to an intervention on June 17, 1980 with Norman organized by Philip F. Mangano, the Solid Rock business manager. According to Rimmer, Fallen Angel claims that "it was at this memorable meeting that Larry, rather than bowing to the concerns of his fellow artists and the Solid Rock family, chose to strike out. With accusations against his co-workers, he began the process of winding up the Solid Rock operation and the dreams

Cardiff & Met Hockey Club

Cardiff & Met Hockey Club known as Cardiff & UWIC Hockey Club, is a field hockey club based at the Sport Wales National Centre in Sophia Gardens, Wales. They play in the Men's England Hockey League, it was established in November, 1896 and today forms the hockey section of Cardiff Athletic Club with its headquarters at Cardiff Arms Park. The teams play at Cardiff Metropolitan University, it is one of the oldest sporting organisations in the whole of Wales. The club was established in November 1896 as the Roath Hockey Club; the club was one of the first hockey clubs in Cardiff. The first game was played on 5 December 1898, however within a few months the club had changed its name to Cardiff Hockey Club; the Club moved from its original ground at Roath Park to Llandaff Fields and the Whitchurch Polo Fields. In 1920 when a ladies hockey club was formed, called Cardiff United. In 1927 the club became part of the Cardiff Athletic Club, played under the name of Cardiff Athletic Ladies HC until 1939. In May 1945 the Management Committee of Cardiff Athletic Club decided to form a Hockey Section by inviting the Cardiff Hockey Club to become a section of the Cardiff Athletic Club.

Around 2008 the club merged with the University of Wales Institute Cardiff to form the Cardiff & UWIC Hockey Club, which became the Cardiff Metropolitan University. The home pitch is based at Sophia Gardens with training facilities at the Cardiff Metropolitan University. Sport in Cardiff Cardiff Athletic Club - Hockey section