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Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for his musical achievements and his services to tourism and charitable causes in Northern Ireland.
Known as "Van the Man" he started his professional career when, as a teenager in the late 1950s, he played a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands, covering the popular hits of that time. Van Morrison rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria". His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single "Brown Eyed Girl" in 1967. After Berns's death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks (1968). Though this album gradually garnered high praise, it was initially a poor seller.
Moondance (1970) established Morrison as a major artist, and he built on his reputation throughout the 1970s with a series of acclaimed albums and live performances. He continues to record and tour, producing albums and live performances that sell well and are generally warmly received, sometimes collaborating with other artists, such as Georgie Fame and The Chieftains.
Much of Morrison's music is structured around the conventions of soul music and R&B, such as the popular singles "Brown Eyed Girl", "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)", "Domino" and "Wild Night". An equal part of his catalogue consists of lengthy, loosely connected, spiritually inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz and stream-of-consciousness narrative, such as the album Astral Weeks and the lesser known Veedon Fleece and Common One. The two strains together are sometimes referred to as "Celtic soul". He has received two Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, the 2017 Americana Music Lifetimetime Achievement Award for Songwriting and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
That's Entrainment Single
Cry for Home Single
Once in a Blue Moon Single
Meet Me in the Indian Summer Single
Let's Talk About Us Single
Back on Top Single
Philosophers Stone Single
Precious Time Single
The Healing Game Single
No Religion Single
I Can't Stop Loving You Single
Why Must I Always Explain? Single
Real Real Gone Single
Have I Told You Lately Single
Bright Side of the Road Single
Celtic New Year Single
- Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby
- Some Piece of Mind
- Let the Slave Incorporating the Price of Experience
- What Makes the Irish Heart Beat
- Lonely at the Top
- Celtic Spring
- Look What the Good People Done
- That Old Black Magic
- Full Force Gale '96
- Ferny Hill
- Love Is Teasin'
- New Burying Ground
- I Wanna Go Home
- Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
- If Fills You Up
- I'll Take Care of You / It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World
- Vanlose Stairway / Trans Euro Train
- In the Afternoon/Joe Turner Sings
- Moondance / My Funny Valentine
- See Me Through / Soldier of Fortune / Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin / Burning Ground
- Thes Dreams
- Chicken Soup
- Moondance (KK)/My Funny Valentine
- Bedside You
- Send You Mind
- Ro Ro Rose
- Goodbye Baby Goodbye