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Van Morrison - Van Morrison and his band play Hampton Court Palace Music Festival 2016 at Hampton Court Palace - Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th June 2016

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Van Morrison 'Exhilarated' Over Knighthood At Buckingham Palace


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Van Morrison has now become Sir Van Morrison after finally being knighted following more than 50 years in the music industry where songs like 'Brown Eyed Girl' and 'Gloria' became major hits. He's reportedly thrilled with his latest accolade, which certainly tops his award collection including six Grammys and a space in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The 70s crooner has never stopped making music either; though his last album release was 2015's 'Duets: Re-working the Catalogue', a collection of re-worked previous songs that came out on RCA Records. Of course, he's never managed to top the legendary status of his second album, 1968 classic 'Astral Weeks', but he continues to sell out venues wherever he goes.

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Lady Gaga, Van Morrison And Cyndi Lauper Enter Songwriters Hall Of Fame


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Lady GaGa, Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison were among the honourees at Thursday night’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square. The three-hour ceremony featured plenty of tears and heartfelt speeches, as well as some stunning live performances from artists across the musical spectrum.

Lady GagaLady Gaga was presented the award by friend and collaborator Tony Bennett.

Gaga was honoured with the contemporary icon award, presented to her by singer and Cheek to Cheek collaborator Tony Bennett. For the occasion Gaga dressed in a black leather look bra and panties cover by a red riding coat. The singer also performed at the event, covering Four Non Blondes’ classic ‘What’s Up’.

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Van Morrison - Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 46th Annual Induction and Awards Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel at Marriot Marquis Hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 18th June 2015

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Arise Sir Kevin Spacey: US Actor Receives Honorary Knighthood In Queen's Birthday Honours List


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American Kevin Spacey has said he was "honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen”, after being included in this year’s birthday honours list. The actor has been given an honorary knighthood by the monarch, after serving as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre for over a decade.

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey has been given an honorary knighthood.

Spacey was recognised for his 'services to British theatre and international culture'. Accepting the honour he told the BBC, "I must thank the British public for being so supportive of my efforts on behalf of the Old Vic. I feel like an adopted son.”

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Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame


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Lady GaGa's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".

Lady GagaLady Gaga will receive the Contemporary Icon Award.

Read More: Lady Gaga Lands Guest Starring Role On American Horror Story: Hotel.

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Rca Records Signs Legendary Recording Artist Van Morrison Album To Be Released Early 2015

Posted on 18 December 2014

Rca Records Signs Legendary Recording Artist Van Morrison Album To Be Released Early 2015

Van Morrison - BMI London Awards at Dorchester Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th October 2014

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Van Morrison - GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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Van Morrison - The GQ Awards 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 - First Big Names Revealed Van Morrison, Sinead O'connor Plus Many More.

Posted on 18 February 2014

Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 - First Big Names Revealed Van Morrison, Sinead O'connor Plus Many More.

Bluesfest 2013 Line Up Announced - Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Van Morrison Plus Many More..

Posted on 16 July 2013

Bluesfest 2013 Line Up Announced - Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Van Morrison Plus Many More..

Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?


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Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley giving away the bride and George's son Jett serving as the best man. The director and producer's daughters Amanda and Katie served as bridesmaids, according to the movie mogul's spokesperson.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison played live at the reception, with the soulful Janelle Monae also playing a set. Steven Spielberg was also in attendance and director Francis Ford Coppola read a poem by Maya Angelou. That's some guest-list. 

Lucas became engaged to DreamWorks Animation chair Hobson, 43, in January. She is also head of the Chicago-based investment management firm Ariel Investments and chairman of Ariel Mutual Funds. Oh, and she's a director at Estee Lauder, Groupon and Starbucks as well as a regular contributor at CBS - in other words, she's a big player. A huge player. It will be her first marriage, though the second for Lucas, 68.

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R.I.P Bobby Bland: "The Lion Of The Blues" Singer Dies Aged 83


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The 'Turn On Your Love Light' star, also known as Bobby "Blues" Bland and "The Lion of the Blues", was extremely influential in the blues genre, establishing a unique sound that incorporating gospel-influenced singing into blues and R&B. Robert Calvin Bland was born in 1930 in Rosemark, Tennessee, and later moved to Memphis where he would join gospel groups and frequent Beale Street with its reputation for blues clubs. His career as a singer was temporarily put on hold after serving a stint in the US army, but he fell back into the music scene upon his return. He hit his No.1 spot on the R&B charts with his 1957 single 'Further On Up The Road' and continued to feature in the charts in the late fifties and sixties. He emerged as a unique blues singer with a characteristic vocal style, described by biographers as a "supple, confidential, soul-blues delivery" that would become known as a "chicken-bone sound", characterised by "guttural growls and snorts" whilst retaining a "smooth as velvet quality."

Listen To Blues Legend Bobby Bland Performing St James Infirmary:

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The Last Waltz Review


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The Band were one of the best rock groups of the '60s and '70s, creating a unique brand of music that incorporated elements of folk, blues, and soul -- ironically, at the time when those elements were being squeezed out of rock by groups such as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

Unfortunately, the Band's music didn't have much influence on the way future music would develop. But The Last Waltz, a concert film of the Band's 1976 farewell performance, remains an essential artwork. The film is a reminder that while they lasted, the Band (guitarist Robbie Robertson, drummer Levon Helm, keyboardists Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel, and bassist Rick Danko) was as good as any group in rock history.

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Date of birth

31st August, 1945

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Male

Height

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