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Legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison shows no sign of slowing down as he continues to work on exciting new material as well as tour dates across Europe and USA. Also, this year is a very significant one as it marks 50 years since the release of his seminal album Astral Weeks.
Van Morrison started his career as a teenager in the late 1950s covering the top tunes of the day in various groups around Belfast. He then rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the classic single Gloria.
Yet, it was as a solo star that Van Morrison’s career sky-rocketed when he released the hugely popular Brown Eyed Girl in 1967 followed by classic albums Astral Weeks and Moondance.
Much of his music is structured around the conventions of soul, but he’s renowned for being chameleon-like in his ever-changing styles; encompassing blues, rock, country, jazz, gospel, skiffle and traditional Celtic sounds.
Since 1958, he’s enjoyed a staggering career of countless accolades including six Grammys, a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an OBE, an Ivor Novello and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Armed with one of most revered back catalogues in history, Sir Van Morrison is one of music’s true originals.