George Ivan "Van" Morrison is known to be stubborn and idiosyncratic. He is also a world-famous and critically acclaimed Northern Irish singer and songwriter with an estimated net worth of $90 million. Morrison, who is known as "Van the Man' by his legions of fans began his career way back in 1960 when, as a teenager, he began playing guitar and saxophone with local bands. He catapulted to stardom in the mid-1960s when he became the lead singer of the Irish R&B band, "Them." Morrison has been a prolific producer over the years. His studio albums include "Astral Weeks" and "Moon dance." His live album "It's too late to Stop Now" is considered, along with the two studio albums, to be among the greatest albums ever produced and released. Morrison launched his career as a solo vocalist in 1967 with the release of the hit single "Brown Eyed Girl." He has won six Grammys and is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Van Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best have been described as transcendental, while some of his recordings, such as the studio albums Astral Weeks and Moondance and the live album It's Too Late to Stop Now, a...
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