Van Morrison

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    Robbie Robertson (The Band)
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Van Morrison - Signature


Consistent. Steadfast. Enigmatic. Van Morrison is an artist in the purest sense.

Van Morrison’s body of work is one of outstanding quality and quantity. His songs are like the incantation of a mystic, bewitching listeners with intricate lyrics and that unforgettable voice.



Hall of Fame Essay


Paul McGuiness

Who am I to speak of Van Morrison?

I suppose that the assumption is that since we're all from the same small island, we all must know each other. The  truth of the matter is that I really haven’t had the good fortune to experience firsthand the famously crankyVan the Man personally. 

Back in my early days when I was a concert promoter for about five minutes, I did book a band called the Others, who were always to be billed as “The Others (drummer ex-Them),” but that was about as close as I got. Still, it’s oddly comforting to know that Van Morrison would probably find a reason to object to who­ever was asked to write something about him.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1993
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Van Morrison - Quote
he is the Caruso of rock and roll
Robbie Robertson



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Van Morrison - Gallery Image 1

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