Personalities | Van Morrison | Seventies | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1945)

After leaving Irish beat group Them, Van Morrison relocated to the States in 1967 to launch a solo career. His debut single ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ was a hit in America but not Britain. His second album Astral Weeks (1968) was a massively influential work, which added Celtic and jazz influences to his R&B and soul roots. Particularly prolific in the mid-1970s, Morrison has made over 30 albums in his career.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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