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Van Morrison

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 31, 1945    

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. Surrounded by every kind of musical influence - country, blues, jazz, and folk - from 13 he was playing guitar, sax and harmonica with a series of local Irish showbands, skiffle and rock'n'roll groups. By the time he rose to the fore of Britain’s nascent blues-rock scene as leader of Them, Morrison had already pulled years in the trenches, singing and playing with some of Belfast’s cagiest combos. His music has always incorporated the widely-varied influences he heard and absorbed since his childhood days on the streets of Belfast - long before the bands of his youth and his initial 1964 breakthrough with the band he formed, Them....
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    Moondance Expanded

    WarnerArchives
    2013
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    Born to Sing: No Plan B

    Blue Note Records
    2012
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    Born to Sing - No Plan B

    Blue Note Records
    2012
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    Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl

    EMI Music
    2009
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    Keep It Simple

    Areito
    2008
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    Pay The Devil

    Areito
    2006
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    Live At Austin City Limits Festival

    Areito
    2006
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