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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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Van Morrison
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA
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Van Morrison
The Wiltern
Los Angeles, CA

Discography

You're Driving Me Crazy

You're Driving Me...

Sony BMG Legacy
2018

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The Authorized Bang Collection

The Authorized Bang...

Legacy Recordings
2017

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Van Morrison: It's Too Late to Stop Now - Volumes II, III, IV & DVD

Van Morrison: It's...

Legacy Recordings
2016

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Keep Me Singing

Keep Me Singing

Caroline International
2016

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The Essential Van Morrison

The Essential Van...

Legacy Recordings
2015

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Moondance Expanded

Moondance Expanded

WarnerArchives
2013

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