Van Morrison wowed a legion of longtime fans at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Tuesday. Beautiful weather, and the majestic outdoor amphitheater overlooking scenic Boston Harbor provided the ideal atmosphere for the venerable singer-songwriter’s talent to be showcased.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee hails from Northern Ireland where he established his early success as the lead singer for Them. The band had multiple chart hits in the mid-60’s including “Gloria” and “Here Comes the Night.” After the group disbanded in 1966, Morrison began his pursuit of a solo career. Since then “Van the Man” has garnered his greatest success, having produced dozens of albums with multiple hits. His critically acclaimed album “Moondance,” has been labeled by many as the greatest album of all time.
Supported by his beautiful daughter Shana, and backed by “Van’s Band,” Morrison delivered what his many fans came for… an evening his own brand of soul and R&B, oft referred to as “Celtic soul.” Morrison eloquently played Them classics “Gloria” and “Here Comes the Night,” as well as his own masterpieces “Have I Told You Lately,” “Wild Night,” “Days Like This,” “Moondance,” and his signature “Brown Eyed Girl.”
What’sUpRhodeIsland was there to capture a superb night of music performed by a living legend.
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