Happy 70th Birthday to Van Morrison August 31, 2015 07:34
Van Morrison began playing music as a teenager during the late 1950s in Bloomfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was the Northern Irish R&B group Them that first broke "Van the Man" onto the international scene in April of 1964. The release of Astral Weeks in 1968 would garner much praise for Morrison, even though it was initially a poor seller. The release of Moondance in 1970 would establish Morrison as a major artist, propelling him to acclaimed international success with future releases and countless live performances. Today, Van sits with 6 Grammy awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Music, and membership to both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, he was knighted for his contribution to popular music.
Join us today (08.31.15) in wishing Van Morrison a Happy 70th Birthday!