Van Morrison

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Van Morrison takes legal action against Northern Ireland health department and minister over Covid article
The musician’s action comes in response to a Rolling Stone article by minister Robin Swann defending his department’s response to the pandemic

Laura Snapes

30, May, 2022 @12:24 PM

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Northern Ireland health minister to sue Van Morrison over Covid remarks
Legal action comes after singer hit out at Robin Swann over handling of Covid restrictions

Lisa O'Carroll

07, Nov, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Pee Wee Ellis obituary
American jazz saxophonist, arranger and bandleader who played with James Brown and Van Morrison

Richard Williams

30, Sep, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Sweet Thing review – drama of struggling children is a low-key delight
Alexandre Rockwell’s semi-improvised film, which stars his wife and children, is imperfectly plotted but brilliantly acted

Leslie Felperin

07, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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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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