Van Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2003. He has six Grammy awards, and received a BRIT award as well as an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to music.
Born George Ivan Morrison in Belfast in 1945, Van began his career as a member of Them with their hit “Gloria” before moving on to his successful solo career, marked by such classics as “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Domino,” “Wild Night” and “Moondance,” from the CD of the same name which achieved 3x Multi-Platinum status in the U.S.
1968’s “Astral Weeks,” acknowledged for its Celtic influence, “Tupelo Honey” and “Days Like This” added to his luster.
He has collaborated with Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Tom Jones and The Chieftains.
In 2002, his visage appeared on Irish postage stamps, and in 2007, “Brown Eyed Girl” was still the fourth requested song of DJs in the United States.
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