Additional information about this, Van Morrison vinyl art.
Van Morrison – The Artist
Sir George Ivan “Van” Morrison OBE (born 1945) is a Northern Irish singer- songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. His professional career began as a teenager in the late 1950s playing a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish show bands, covering the popular hits of that time. Van Morrison 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.
Bright Side of The Road – The Song
“Bright Side of the Road” is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and included on his 1979 album Into the Music. It was also one of the outtakes that made up the 1998 compilation album, The Philosopher’s Stone. As a single “Bright Side of the Road” was released in September 1979 and charted at #63 in the UK. Since its release the song has become one of his most popular songs, appears on countless compliation albums and is frequently played as part of his live sets. ”Bright Side of the Road” has been covered by many artists over the years, including: Shakira, Josh Graves, Hothouse Flowers, Raul Malo, Jerry Garcia Band and 001 Ensemble. On 20 January 2009, Shakira performed “Bright Side of the Road” at the Live at the Neighbourhood Ball for President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony celebrations.
Van Morrison – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the bust of the Irish singer wearing his distinctive wide brimmed hat and glasses.
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