Van Morrison

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1993

Inducted by: Robbie Robertson

Nominated in: 1993

First Eligible: 1993 Ceremony

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1993 (ranked #88) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Astral Weeks (1968)
Moondance (1970)
His Band and the Street Choir (1970)
Tupelo Honey (1971)

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Brown Eyed Girl (1967)
Moondance (1970)
Domino (1970)
Into the Mystic (1970)
Caravan (1970)
Tupelo Honey (1971)
Wild Night (1971)
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile) (1972)

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15 comments so far (post your own)

One person who should get recognition as a sideman is Jack Schroer, who was Van's sax player from "Moondance" through to "veedon Flecce." Jack was a family friend of Rob and Ann. He was a very integral part of Van's band.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 06.5.08 @ 12:15pm

10 years ago in 1998 Brian McKnight remade Morrison's "Crazy Love". It was a big hit for McKnight. But I say if it ain't broke then damn it don't fix it.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 06.5.08 @ 14:26pm


Robbie Robertson played guitar on Brian McKnight's version of "Crazy Love" The chord progression of "Crazy Love" is very similar to the Band's "The Weight" which was written by Robertson

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 17:15pm

My favorite artist of all time! What an influence he has been on so many other musicians over the years. You just can pin van done as a rock and roller though. He is much more diversified in his talents than just another pop artist.

Posted by Scott Harbison on Friday, 10.31.08 @ 09:29am

My favorite artist of all time! What an influence he has been on so many other musicians over the years. You just can't pin van done as a rock and roller though. He is much more diversified in his talents than just another pop artist.

Posted by Scott Harbison on Friday, 10.31.08 @ 09:29am

Van Morrison was inducted without waiting a single year and his first band, Them, has been eligible since 1989 and not yet considered? Odd.

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 12:26pm

Top 3 Baby Please Don't Go :

3. Van Morrison's Version
2. Ted Nugent's Version
1. AC/DC's Version

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 14:34pm

The band Harper's Bizarre does not have a thread on this site. Ted Templeman, who produced four or five VM albums, was the lead singer of Harper's, who put Paul Simon's "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) into the top 40. Templeman's other production credits include the Doobie Brothers (from "Toulouse Street" through to the live "Farewell Tour") and Van Halen's first six albums, all with Bavid Lee Roth.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 04:59am,18924/

Is this a joke?

Van Morrison Removed From Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Following Allegations He Bet On Album Sales
JANUARY 25, 2011 | ISSUE 47•04

CLEVELAND—Officials from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday they were removing 1993 inductee Van Morrison from the institution following the discovery that he had bet on record sales throughout his career. "From 1971 to 1998, Mr. Morrison placed dozens of illegal bets on the success of his albums, sometimes wagering tens of thousands of dollars," said Hall of Fame president Terry Stewart, adding that the Irish singer had clearly rigged The Best Of Van Morrison to garner higher sales. "We also believe that he threw a number of albums in the 1980s." Supporters have argued that regardless, Morrison deserves a spot in the Rock Hall based on his record-breaking streak of 4,256 consecutive shows performed without cracking a smile.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 01.25.11 @ 11:16am

Yes it is.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 01.25.11 @ 14:32pm

Of course it's a joke Roy, you've never heard of the Onion?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 01.25.11 @ 14:43pm

I've just recently realized how badly I've underrated Van Morrison for many, many years. Deep catalogue, amazing singer and amazing songs.

Posted by Classic Rock on Thursday, 12.31.15 @ 09:31am

In the last week I've had an epiphany. I've discovered Van Morrison. For years, he has been just another rock and roll guy that I liked a few songs by but didn't pay much attention to. Sure, I knew Brown Eyed Girl, Domino, Wild Night, Have I Told You Lately, Moondance, Gloria. I'd heard Tupelo Honey, Into the Mystic, I'm Not Felling It Anymore. But I had no idea how deep and incredible his music was. A few of his songs that have knocked me on my ass and left me wondering where I've been for the last several decades:
Contemplation Rose
In The Garden
Ancient Highway
I Forgot That Love Existed
Oh the Warm Feeling
Real Real Gone
Days Like This
Queen of the Slipstream
When The Leaves Come Falling Down
Sweet Thing
Someone Like You
Beside You
One Irish Rover

And with 50 years of music to discover, I'm only cracking the surface. I love it when this happens - discovering an artist and then digging into their back catalog for gems. I'm floored.

Maybe my new favorite singer ever. His phrasing is amazing and he always lands on his feet, no matter wherever he goes with it.

Posted by Classic Rock on Saturday, 01.2.16 @ 23:28pm

Very unique talent in music history! Van Morrison made music according to instincts, not record sales; though some songs of his are more memorable than others, everything he's put out is interesting in its own way.

Posted by Luke Madigan on Monday, 05.8.17 @ 16:15pm

Happy Birthday to the wonderful and legendary Van Morrison!!

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 08.31.17 @ 21:05pm

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