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Grammy Award-winning George Ivan Morrison OBE or better known as Van Morrison - born on August 31, 1945 in Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland - is an Irish singer, lyricist, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who has been in this profession since the late 1950s. He is gifted with various talents in music and can play a selection of instruments, counting the guitar, harmonica, keyboards, drums, and saxophone. Featuring his characteristic growl an inimitable blend of folk, blues, Irish, scat, and Celtic influences Morrison is extensively thought to be one of the most remarkable and significant vocalists in the history of rock and roll. According to Critic Greil Marcus, though sounding a bit racial, as commented that "no white man sings like Van Morrison."
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Recognized as "Van the Man" by his fans, Morrison first achieved fame as the lead singer of the Northern Irish band Them, with their formative 1964 hit "Gloria". After a few years with the band, Morrison departed, pursuing for a solo career which consequently, turned more flourishing and booming.
Morrison has followed an eccentric musical course. Much of his music revolves around the pivotal trends of American soul and R&B, for example the popular singles "Brown Eyed Girl", "Moondance", "Domino" and "Wild Night". An equal part of his collection comprises of lengthy, loosely connected, morally enthused musical journeys which possess the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz, and stream-of-consciousness description, such as his classic album Astral Weeks and less popular works such as Veedon Fleece and Common One. The two strains together are every now and then called as "Celtic Soul".
George Ivan (Van) Morrison grew up as the only child of George Morrison, a shipyard employee and Violet Stitt Morrison, a singer and tap dancer in her youth. Van became interested in music from an early age, as his father, having spent time working in Detroit, Michigan collected American jazz, country and western, and blues albums. He developed in him the same taste as his father's in terms of music and he grew up listening to artists such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ray Charles, Lead Belly and Solomon Burke. In a 2005 Rolling Stone article he exclaimed, "Those guys were the inspiration that got me going. If it wasn't for that kind of music, I couldn't do what I'm doing now."