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Van Morrison
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Born in Belfast, Belfast
Born on 31st of August 1945

Born 1945 - Northern Irish rock singer and songwriter.

First noticed as lead singer of the band Them, had pop hit with Gloria (1967). Solo success followed with Brown Eyed Girl (1967), Moondance (1970) and the live recording Its Too Late to Stop Now (1974). One of the most original performers and writers in rock music, his music encompasses soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and folk Awarded OBE in 1996.

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