Van Morrison

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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


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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Don Black: 'the Pele of lyricists' on Bond themes, Broadway and Born Free
He’s written songs with everyone from Quincy Jones to John Barry – though his musical about premature ejaculation was a flop. ‘Everyone’s the same when they sit at the piano,’ he reveals

Alexis Petridis

29, Jul, 2020 @3:06 PM

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A duel with Van Morrison: 'Is this a psychiatric examination? It sounds like one'
The singer-songwriter is releasing his sixth album in three years – his best since 1997. Would he like to expand on how he made it, or why he chose his collaborators? He would not

Laura Barton

31, Oct, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks review – the creativity keeps coming

Phil Mongredien

09, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Van Morrison: The Prophet Speaks review – laid-back, old-school R&B
A strange cover featuring ventriloquist’s dummy Archie Andrews is no guide to the carefree covers and new songs on Morrison’s 40th studio album

Michael Hann

07, Dec, 2018 @9:30 AM

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