Van Morrison

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Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination
Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn

Laura Snapes

22, Jul, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and more join campaign for law change on streaming
Musicians join Paul McCartney, Kate Bush and others in campaign for better remuneration from companies such as Spotify, and creation of industry regulator

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Jun, 2021 @8:37 AM

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Van Morrison: Latest Record Project Volume 1 review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The veteran bluesman loudly wakes up the sheeple with this boring and paranoid double album, reminiscent of a dinner party with a bitter divorcee

Alexis Petridis

06, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Rockin' in the free world? Inside the rightwing takeover of protest music
It’s easy to laugh at hardcore patriots misunderstanding Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, but such appropriation is increasingly widespread – and dangerously twisting the truth

Luke Ottenhof

13, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Johnny Rogan obituary
Music biographer whose tenacity and meticulous attention to detail did not always please his subjects

Chris Charlesworth

18, Feb, 2021 @12:46 PM

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Van Morrison review – transcending the pandemic with mystic soul
Morrison brings warmth to the cold space of a socially distanced theatre, leaving aside his anti-lockdown songs for a thrillingly extemporised set

Michael Hann

25, Sep, 2020 @9:02 AM

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Northern Ireland health minister criticises Van Morrison anti-lockdown songs
Robin Swann describes Morrison’s condemnations of government and scientists as ‘dangerous … bizarre and irresponsible’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Rory Carroll

22, Sep, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Van Morrison: follow the tune but forget the message | Brief letters
Brief letters: Unintelligible nonsense | Snow White | Sustainable wrappers | Grey pound | Forecasting

Letters

20, Sep, 2020 @4:13 PM

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Medical experts v anti-vaxxers: the Covid-19 information battle
Scientists face potential struggle to convince people of vaccine safety as celebrities join misinformation chorus

Ben Quinn and Niamh McIntyre

19, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Van Morrison criticises 'fascist bullies' in anti-lockdown Covid songs
Songwriter uses new material to condemn UK government, scientists and celebrities

Laura Snapes

18, Sep, 2020 @8:19 AM

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Ciarán Hinds' teenage obsessions: 'Van Morrison took music into a different dimension'
Our series in which stars recall cultural highlights of their youth continues with the Belfast-born actor remembering Van the Man, Midnight Cowboy and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association

Interview by Rich Pelley

10, Sep, 2020 @1:26 PM

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Van Morrison blasts Covid gig limits as 'pseudoscience'
Star calls for live music to challenge social distancing rules, but faces fan backlash

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

25, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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