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Van Morrison News

Van Morrison to headline Green Man Festival 2012 - ticket details

Veteran singer songwriter joins Feist in headlining the Welsh event

  • Apr 3, 2012

Van Morrison to headline Hop Farm festival 2010

Singer/songwriter will join Bob Dylan, Pete Doherty and Mumford & Sons at the event

  • Apr 23, 2010

Van Morrison to play Hampton Court Palace Festival

Gipsy Kings also join the bill

  • Mar 25, 2010

Van Morrison to sue newspaper over baby reports

Irish veteran denies he has fathered a child with Gigi Lee

  • Jan 4, 2010

Van Morrison denies new baby story

Singer says his official website was hacked

  • Jan 1, 2010

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Van Morrison Music Videos

Brown Eyed Girl Play Video

Brown Eyed Girl

Watch the official Brown Eyed Girl video by Van Morrison in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Heathrow Shuffle Play Video

Heathrow Shuffle

Van Morrison plays Heathrow Shuffle on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1975

Warm Love Play Video

Warm Love

Van Morrison plays Warm Love on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1975.

Bulbs Play Video

Bulbs

Van Morrison plays Bulbs on Best of Musikladen on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1975

I Like It Like That Play Video

I Like It Like That

Van Morrison plays I LIke It Like That on My Beat Club`s Best of Musikladen live in 1975

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Van Morrison Reviews

Van Morrison: Helsinki Kulttuuritalo

Van Morrison: Helsinki Kulttuuritalo

Van The Man still a tad on the miserable side, but hey, he rocks...

  • Apr 17, 2001

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Van Morrison Biography

Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance and the live album It's Too Late to Stop Now, are critically acclaimed and appear at the top of many greatest album lists.

Known as "Van the Man" to his fans, Morrison started his professional career when, as a teenager in the late 1950s, he played a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands covering the popular hits of the day. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria". His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single "Brown Eyed Girl" in 1967. After Berns' death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks in 1968. Even though this album would gradually garner high praise, it was initially poorly received; however, the next one, Moondance, established Morrison as a major artist, and throughout the 1970s he built on his reputation with a series of critically acclaimed albums and live performances. Morrison continues to record and tour, producing albums and live performances that sell well and are generally warmly received, sometimes collaborating with other artists, such as Georgie Fame and The Chieftains. In 2008 he performed Astral Weeks live for the first time since 1968.

Much of Morrison's music is structured around the conventions of soul music and R&B, such as the popular singles "Brown Eyed Girl", "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)", "Domino" and "Wild Night". An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, loosely connected, spiritually inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz, and stream-of-consciousness narrative, such as Astral Weeks and lesser-known works such as Veedon Fleece and Common One. The two strains together are sometimes referred to as "Celtic Soul".

Morrison has received considerable acclaim, including six Grammy Awards, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, being inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and appearing on several "Greatest Artists" lists.

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