Van Morrison

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Van Morrison Biography

Van Morrison was born in Belfast in 1945, the son of a shipyard worker who collected American blues and jazz records. Van grew up listening to the music of Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson, Lightnin' Hopkins and John Lee Hooker. As a teenager he played guitar, sax and harmonica with a series of local Irish showbands, skiffle and rock'n'roll groups before forming an r&b band called Them in 1964.

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van morrison performs in amsterdam 101213
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van morrison performs in amsterdam 101213
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The Latest Van Morrison News

Van Morrison To Hold Free Gig In Ireland After Freedom Honour

21st October 2013

Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison is offering fans free tickets to a special gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland to celebrate winning...

Van Morrison Marks Freedom Award With Belfast Gig

18th September 2013

Veteran singer/songwriter Van Morrison is to play a special gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland to celebrate winning the freedom of...

Van Morrison And Mick Hucknall Stage Bobby Bland Tribute Gig

29th August 2013

Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall are teaming up for a special tribute concert in honour of late soul star Bobby...

Ronnie Wood To Perform Tribute To Rolling Stones' Hero

28th August 2013

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is to perform a tribute to legendary bluesman Jimmy Reed. The rocker's side project, The...

Van Morrison Set For Freedom Of Belfast Honour

21st August 2013

Legendary singer/songwriter Van Morrison is set to be granted the Freedom of Belfast.City council officials are expected to agree the...

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Van Morrison Festivals

Cambridge Folk Festival

31st July 2014

SXSW Music Festival

7th March 2014

The Green Man Festival

14th August 2014

Hop Farm

5th June 2014

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The Last Waltz 1978, Review by David Bezanson

The Band were one of the best rock groups of the '60s and '70s, creating...

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jacqui99

Dear Van, I have always loved your music and have spent way more money that I could afford to see you. I have tried to ignore all the bad press saying you don't give a damn about your fans. Well, I can no longer do that. It was bad enough in the 70's going to your show, only to see you so F^%$^

2 months 6 days ago
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twomills

Had the unfortunate displeasure of seeing van morrison at the united palace theater in NYC last night. The venue was excellent, the crowd ready, but he clearly did not deliver. He played for about 90 minutes, and did an excellent job covering his new material. But he did not play ANY of his older music, except for a poor rendition of GLORIA. There was no crowd interaction, and he never even introduced the band. At the end of the show, when the lights came up, most of the crowd was still in their seats, waiting for perhaps an encore when he would play "moondance", "brown-eyed girl" or something. But his ego, superiority complex, arrogance would not allow it. I have never heard a crowd leaving a concert so disappointed, at times chanting "Van Sucks", and the common theme was what a waste of $150. I understand an artist wanting to present his new material, but to not toss a loyal audience a bone is insulting!!!! I would not waste my money on him again.

6 years 1 month ago
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Kurt

Oh yea, I forgot to mention Van played EXACTLY ninety minutes and then walked off the stage. Everyone thought he was taking a break but, when the lights went on and the roadies started picking up the instruments we all realized we just got conned into spending $150 each for ninety minutes of uninspired music with no beverages!

6 years 3 weeks ago
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altellawy

The rest of the spirit poem is written while in trance second partSo they return their outer shellIt was only lent to you so you can't keep it nor sellRemember the grave you have made isn't a spirit storeYou are only giving the body back to its owner for sureOnly flesh and bones decaying to its atom coreBut the soul surely beyond your mind shoreYou shall see the astral body with magical loreHe is not dead but dancing on the tune of Angelic fluteAnd so this isn't for earthly commercial musical recruitBut for spiritual awakening from this life's doomsAs human's already paying high price for being arrogant foolsSo answer the angelic knock on your door have you got the clueYou purpose to send a message to humanity not for false applauseBefore your days wither and time swiftly flowMystic Scheherazade

2 years 10 months ago
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altellawy

Every one saying bad about Van Morrison, well i don't know him at all nor i listened to his music but did any one know what possibly he is going through and as well the curse of fame strike every celebrity makes them insecure arrogant and lose their sanity so they believe they are gods on earth yet without their fans they are nothing But i have link with Van Morrison he knows who i am yet he dosn't know me one day he will

2 years 10 months ago
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Kurt

I saw Van Morrison March 11, 2008 in Austin TX and the show completely sucked. I paid $300 for a pair of tickets and was very excited at the prospect of seeing Van for the first time. Van played the songs from his new album (which is fine)but, he was too arrogant to play his older hits. He was completely oblivious to the crowd and was "going through the motions". What was even worse was he mandated the bars at the Austin Music Hall close the moment he stepped on stage!! No one in the venue could by a soft drink much less a c**ktail or beer. Management said Van would not play unless the bars closed because he is a recovering alcoholic. Are you kidding me?? I write this post to warn all prospective Van Morrison concert attendees. Save your money and play one of his CDs instead!!

6 years 3 weeks ago
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altellawy

This is for Van Morrison to make a song so he has to contact me let him thinkWe bring you a message from your little onewhen the gate of heaven isn't shut but the spirit goneDon't worry when some one die at any timebut in such manner you could never understandyou are feeling sad as you can't see him no more then you think why did he leave his shell form?why did he born to die and what is it all for?why are we given this baby gift is it just to clone?But why does tragedy strikes young lives?Then cut them so soon.This is part one of a poem for van Morrison from psychic spiritual messageSHE RECEIVED LAST NIGHT

2 years 10 months ago
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LeftwingFrankie24

My two favorite musical artists are Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.

2 years 2 months ago
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