Birth Name: George Ivan Morrison
Birth Place: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Years Active: 1958–present
Genres: Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Blue-Eyed Soul, Celtic, Rock & Roll, Jazz, Country
Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison; 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are regarded as transcendental and inspired. Known as "Van the Man" to his fans, Morrison started his professional career when as a teenager in the late 1950s he played a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone in a range of Irish show bands who covered the popular hits of the day before rising to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the gritty 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 ...
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