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Sam Smith Wins Big At The Bmi London Awards 2020

Sam Smith has won the Song of the Year gong at the BMI London Awards 2020.The 28-year-old singer’s hit track ‘Dancing with a Stranger’ - which features American singer Normani - bagged the prestigious accolade...

Eric Clapton Backs Van Morrison's Save Live Music Campaign

Eric Clapton has backed Van Morrison's campaign to Save Live Music.The 75-year-old musician recently launched the campaign to dispute the way the government has handled the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on the music industry,...

Van Morrison Releasing Three Anti-lockdown Songs

Van Morrison is releasing three anti-lockdown protest songs.The 75-year-old musician is dropping the tracks - 'Born To Be Free', 'As I Walked Out' and 'No More Lockdown' - as part of his #SaveLiveMusic campaign, and...

Van Morrison Calls For Full-capacity Concerts To Resume

Van Morrison has called on fellow musicians and industry folk to ''speak up'' to get full-capacity gigs back up and running again.The 'Brown Eyed Girl' hitmaker is playing reduced capacity shows at Camden's Electric Ballroom...

Van Morrison To Headline Kew The Music 2021

Van Morrison is to headline Kew the Music 2021.The 'Brown Eyed Girl' singer has been announced as the final headliner for the music concert series, which will take place in July 2021.Van's headline show will...

Don Mclean's Vincent Lyric Sheets Set To Go Under The Hammer

Don McLean's handwritten lyric sheets for his iconic track 'Vincent' are set to go under the hammer.The 14 pages of lyrics, which were penned in pencil, have an eye-watering asking price of $1.5 million (£1.2...

Van Morrison Drops Yet Another Album In The Form Of 'Versatile'

Van Morrison is set to drop a brand new studio album this year entitled 'Versatile' - and it is certainly that. Coming less than three months since he dropped his last album, the record features...

Van Morrison: I Don't Intellectualise Music

Van Morrison doesn't ''intellectualise'' music. The 'Brown Eyed Girl' hitmaker doesn't like to analyse tracks he listens to because it ''takes away'' the connection he has with songs, but insists he does take on such...

Van Morrison 'Exhilarated' Over Knighthood At Buckingham Palace

Van Morrison has now become Sir Van Morrison after finally being knighted following more than 50 years in the music industry where songs like 'Brown Eyed Girl' and 'Gloria' became major hits. He's reportedly thrilled...

Chris Gouldman To Receive Icon Honours At Bmi London Awards

Graham Gouldman is up for the Icon Award at this year's BMI London Awards.The 10cc singer/songwriter will receive the gong at the annual ceremony held at London's Dorchester Hotel next month and is ''honoured'' to...

Stars Turn Out For Van Morrison's Landmark Hometown Gigs

The veteran crooner marked the milestone on Monday (31Aug15) and he returned to his hometown to perform two gigs on the road which inspired his track Cyprus Avenue. Roads around the famous...

Van Morrison's Back Catalogue To Be Released On Digital Platforms

Legacy Recordings, the catalogue division of Sony Music Entertainment, has acquired the rights to 50 albums by the Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker and 33 of his discs, spanning from 1972 to 2009, will...

Van Morrison To Receive Street Sign For 70th Birthday

The Brown Eyed Girl hitmaker will be given a special artwork featuring a sign for Hyndford Street in his native Belfast, Northern Ireland by local officials to mark his milestone on 31 August (15).The gift...

Van Morrison Sings For Rehab Charity

Sir Van Morrison performed an intimate concert for just 400 people in London on Wednesday night (24.06.15) which helped raise close to £100,000 for charity.One of the world's greatest singer/songwriters, Morrison took to the stage...

Lady Gaga, Van Morrison And Cyndi Lauper Enter Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison were among the honourees at Thursday night’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square. The three-hour ceremony featured plenty of...

Stars Turn Out For Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

The Poker Face hitmaker was among the honourees at the New York City ceremony, picking up the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award from her jazz partner Tony Bennett, while she later took to the...

Arise Sir Kevin Spacey: Us Actor Receives Honorary Knighthood In Queen's Birthday Honours List

American Kevin Spacey has said he was "honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen”, after being included in this year’s birthday honours list. The actor has been given an honorary knighthood by the...

Kevin Spacey Awarded Honorary Knighthood In Queen's Birthday Honours List

The American Beauty star has been recognised for his services to British theatre and international culture, after serving as the Artistic Director of London's Old Vic theatre for the past 11 years....

Van Morrison And Nick Lowe Pay Tribute To Late Drummer

Irwin, who also used the surname Trehern, passed away in Middlesex, England at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer. He was a longtime studio and touring drummer for...

Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame

Lady Gaga's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained...

Van Morrison Lands Top Songwriters Hall Of Fame Honour

Organisation bosses hand the top prize to a previously-inducted songwriter "whose body of work is of such high quality and impact, that it upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer",...

U2'S First Recording Studio Demolished

Windmill Lane in the city's docklands area was bought by property investment firm Hibernia REIT last year (14). A spokesman for Hibernia says, "In recent years the derelict site has become a...

Van Morrison Almost Quit Music

Van Morrison almost quit music in the Seventies.The iconic performer - whose real name is George Ivan Morrison - became disillusioned with the music industry in his early twenties, but revealed he was inspired by...

Van Morrison Slams Modern R&b Stars

The reclusive Northern Irish singer insists modern singers don't know what real R&B is. He tells the Sunday Mail newspaper, "I can't relate to it now, what they call R&B. It doesn't...

Van Morrison Enlists Michael Buble For New Lp

Van Morrison will collaborate with Michael Buble and Joss Stone on his new album.The 69-year-old singer will release 'Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue' in the UK on March 16, which will feature 16 tracks with high...

Stereophonics Want 'Hot Girls' On Rider

Stereophonics have ''hot girls with cellos'' on their rider for London's Royal Albert Hall.The Welsh rockers have been announced as one of six headline acts for a series of shows at the iconic venue to...

Kim Kardashian West Wins Woman Of The Year Award

Kim Kardashian West was crowned Woman of the Year at the GQ Awards on Monday night (02.09.14). The 33-year-old reality TV star took to the stage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in...

Van Morrison And Mick Hucknall Stage Bobby Bland Tribute Gig

Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall are teaming up for a special tribute concert in honour of late soul star Bobby 'blue' Bland.Both veteran singers are huge fans of the musician, who passed away in June...

Modern Bluesman Bobby Blue Bland Dies In Memphis Aged 83

Bobby (Blue) Bland, the balladeer whose sophisticated style modernized the blues, has died at his home in Germantown, near Memphis, aged 83. Bobby's death was confirmed his son Rodd, who played drums in his band....

Mellody Hobson Marries George Lucas, But Which Legend Played Live?

Mellody Hobson has married her long-time partner - Star Wars director George Lucas - at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. The ceremony went ahead on Saturday afternoon (June 29, 2013), with former New Jersey Senator...

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