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Guitarists from Northern Ireland: Van Morrison, Gary Lightbody, Gary Moore, Andy Cairns, Nathan Connolly, Lee Rogers, Ricky Warwick Books LLC

Guitarists from Northern Ireland: Van Morrison, Gary Lightbody, Gary Moore, Andy Cairns, Nathan Connolly, Lee Rogers, Ricky Warwick

Books LLC

Published June 25th 2011
ISBN : 9781156016015
Paperback
32 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Van Morrison, Gary Lightbody, Gary Moore, Andy Cairns, Nathan Connolly, Jim Armstrong, Tim Wheeler,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Van Morrison, Gary Lightbody, Gary Moore, Andy Cairns, Nathan Connolly, Jim Armstrong, Tim Wheeler, Ricky Warwick, Lee Rogers, Foy Vance, Henry Cluney, Will Millar, Foggy Lyttle, John ONeill. Excerpt: Van Morrison, OBE (born George Ivan Morrison- 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are regarded as transcendental and inspired- while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance, and the live album Its Too Late to Stop Now, are widely viewed as among the greatest ever made. Known as Van the Man to his fans, Morrison started his professional career when, as a teenager in the late 1950s, he played a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands covering the popular hits of the day. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic Gloria. His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single Brown Eyed Girl in 1967. After Berns death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks in 1968. Even though this album would gradually garner high praise, it was initially poorly received- however, the next one, Moondance, established Morrison as a major artist, and throughout the 1970s he built on his reputation with a series of critically acclaimed albums and live performances. Morrison continues to record and tour, producing albums and live performances that sell well and are generally warmly received, sometimes collaborating with other artists, such as Georgie Fame and The Chieftains. In 2008 he performed Astral Weeks live for the first time since 1968. Much of Morrison...