|Born||August 27, 1943|
|Genres||Vocal quartet, surf rock, Jesus music, contemporary Christian, worship music|
|Labels||Good News, Seven Thunders|
|Associated acts||Love Song, The Castells, The Hondells|
Chuck Girard is a pioneer of Contemporary Christian music. He was born on August 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Santa Rosa, California in his young teens. He was a founding member of Love Song, the first Christian rock band to become popular in the United States.
In 1975 Girard became a solo artist after leaving the surf rock band The Hondells. He wrote and performed the songs "Sometimes Alleluia" and "Rock 'N' Roll Preacher"; both were featured on his debut album Chuck Girard. It also featured the band Ambrosia prominently throughout.
- The Castells So This Is Love (Era Records, 1961)
- The Best of the Castells (K-Tel, 2000)
- The Hondells Go Little Honda (Mercury Records, 1964)
- The Hondells (Mercury Records, 1964)
- The Ghouls Dracula's Deuce'
- Mr. Gasser & The Weird-Ohs Silly Surfers
- The Revells The Go Sound of the Slots
- "Make Believe Wedding" (1961) US No. 98
- "Sacred" (1961) US No. 20
- "So This Is Love" (1961) US No. 21
- "Little Honda" (1964) US: #9
- "My Buddy Seat" (1965) US: #87
- "Younger Girl" (1966) US: #52
With Love Song
- Love Song (Good News Records, 1972)
- Final Touch (Good News Records, 1974)
- "Feel the Love" (live double LP) (Good News Records, 1977)
- "Welcome Back" (CD) (Maranatha/Word, 1995)
- Chuck Girard (Good News Records, 1975)
- Glow in the Dark (Good News Records, 1976)
- Written on the Wind (Good News Records, 1977)
- Take it Easy (Good News Records, 1978)
- The Stand (Good News Records, 1980)
- The Name Above All Names (Seven Thunders Records, 1983)
- Fire & Light (Seven Thunders Records, 1991)
- Voice of the Wind (Seven Thunders Records, 1994)
- Heart of Christmas (Seven Thunders Records, 2001)
- Evening Shadows (Seven Thunders Records, 2008)
- First Love (Exploration Films, 1998)
- Cusic, Don (2010). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music: Pop, Rock, and Worship. ABC–CLIO. pp. 208–209. ISBN 978-0-313-34425-1. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
- Montague, Joe (April 7, 2005). "ZOEgirl Doesn't Just Make Music, They Teach Us How to Live". Soul Shine. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
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