Van Morrison
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1945-08-31
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Biography

Sir George Ivan Morrison, OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and has been inducted into both the Rock ...

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Biography

Sir George Ivan Morrison, OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015 he was knighted for his services to popular music.

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Past BBC Events

1997 Glastonbury
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1997 Glastonbury

27 June 1997
1992 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1992-06-26T01:20:28
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1992 Glastonbury

26 June 1992
1989 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1989-06-17T01:20:28
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1989 Glastonbury

17 June 1989
1987 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1987-06-19T01:20:28
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1987 Glastonbury

19 June 1987
1982 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1982-06-18T01:20:28
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1982 Glastonbury

18 June 1982

Upcoming Events

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Van Morrison, Tom Jones
The O2 Arena, London, UK
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Europa Hotel, Belfast, UK
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Europa Hotel, Belfast, UK

Latest News

BBC News - Van Morrison: Thousands of people attend Cyprus Avenue concerts
Van Morrison marks his 70th birthday on Monday with two concerts on Cyprus Avenue in east Belfast.
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BBC News - Van Morrison: Thousands attend concerts on Belfast's Cyprus Avenue
Van Morrison marks his 70th birthday with two concerts on Cyprus Avenue in east Belfast.
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2015-08-31T06:04:29Z
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BBC News - Van Morrison: Thousands attend concerts on Belfast's Cyprus Avenue

31 August 2015
BBC News - In pictures: Van Morrison birthday concerts at Cyprus Avenue
The best pictures from Van Morrison's two concerts at Cyprus Avenue
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BBC News - In pictures: Van Morrison birthday concerts at Cyprus Avenue

31 August 2015
BBC News - Van Morrison plays Belfast's Cyprus Avenue on 70th birthday
Iconic Belfast singer Van Morrison plays two concerts on a street that inspired his music as he celebrates his 70th birthday.
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2015-08-30T05:32:46Z
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BBC News - Van Morrison plays Belfast's Cyprus Avenue on 70th birthday

30 August 2015
BBC News - Van Morrison: Fans travel from around the world for singer's birthday shows
Up on Cyprus Avenue is the only place to be on Monday for Van Morrison fans
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2015-08-30T04:34:34Z
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BBC News - Van Morrison: Fans travel from around the world for singer's birthday shows

30 August 2015
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Biography

Sir George Ivan Morrison, OBE (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015 he was knighted for his services to popular music.

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 for various Irish showbands covering the popular hits of the day. He 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' death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks in 1968. Even though this album would gradually garner high praise, it was initially a poor seller; however, the next one, Moondance, established Morrison as a major artist, and throughout the 1970s he built on his reputation with a series of critically acclaimed albums and live performances. Morrison 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. In 2008 he performed Astral Weeks live for the first time since 1968.

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