1945 – Birth of Van Morrison “Van the Man” (b. George Ivan Morrison) is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter with a reputation for being at once stubborn, idiosyn-cratic, and sublime.

from rock to soul and blues he covers it all one of my favourites

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

The Belfast Cowboy first achieved fame with a tight R&B band Them with whom he recorded Gloria, a song that still as fresh today as in 1964.

A strong claim could be made that Van Morrison is the finest composer ever produced by the Emerald Isle. His body of work ranges from glorious pop like Brown Eyed Girl, through poignant poetry I’m Tired Joey Boy and Coney Island to some magical mystical work that can only be described as heavenly.

Brown Eyed Girl is in the Grammy Hall of Fame and appears on BMI’s list of most-played radio songs.

Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003 and has won numerous Grammy Awards.

The man who creates often heavenly music has devilish tendencies. He is a truculent, difficult character whose live performances tend to be a crap shoot…

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