Are You A True Van Morrison Fan?

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  • 1. 

    What Pink Floyd tune did Van Morrison sing with Roger Waters when The Wall was performed in Berlin in 1990?

    • A.

      Another Brick In The Wall

    • B.

      Is There Anybody Out There?

    • C.

      Mother

    • D.

      Comfortably Numb

    Correct Answer
    D. Comfortably Numb
    Explanation
    In 1990, during the performance of The Wall in Berlin, Van Morrison joined Roger Waters on stage to sing "Comfortably Numb." This iconic Pink Floyd tune was a standout moment of the concert, showcasing the powerful collaboration between two legendary musicians.

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  • 2. 

    What problem did Van Morrison run into playing live early in his career?

    • A.

      Not Happy With The Sound

    • B.

      Chronic Stagefright

    • C.

      Wasn't Happy With His Performance

    • D.

      Poor Turn Out

    Correct Answer
    B. Chronic Stagefright
    Explanation
    Van Morrison encountered chronic stage fright early in his career. This means that he experienced extreme anxiety and fear when performing live on stage. This psychological issue likely affected his ability to deliver a confident and consistent performance. It may have caused him to feel stressed and overwhelmed, impacting his overall enjoyment and satisfaction with his live shows.

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  • 3. 

    Which artist does Van Morrison reference in the song, "And It Stoned Me"?

    • A.

      The Beatles

    • B.

      Elvis

    • C.

      Jellyroll Morton

    • D.

      Hank Williams

    Correct Answer
    C. Jellyroll Morton
    Explanation
    Van Morrison references Jellyroll Morton in the song "And It Stoned Me".

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  • 4. 

    What month's skies does Van Morrison mention in "Moondance"?

    • A.

      December

    • B.

      May

    • C.

      October

    • D.

      June

    Correct Answer
    C. October
    Explanation
    In the song "Moondance" by Van Morrison, the month of October is mentioned. This can be inferred from the lyrics of the song, where Van Morrison sings about dancing in the moonlight and the magic of the night. October is often associated with autumn, a time when the nights are longer and the moon is more prominent in the sky. Therefore, it can be concluded that the correct answer is October.

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  • 5. 

    What kind of bells does Van Morrison refer to in "Beside you" and "In The Garden"?

    • A.

      Church Bells

    • B.

      Chapel Bells

    • C.

      Cracked Bells

    • D.

      Sunday Six-Bells

    Correct Answer
    D. Sunday Six-Bells
    Explanation
    In the songs "Beside you" and "In The Garden," Van Morrison refers to Sunday Six-Bells. This suggests that the type of bells he is referring to are specifically associated with Sunday and are rung six times. The mention of Sunday Six-Bells could symbolize a sense of spirituality or the peacefulness and tranquility often associated with Sundays.

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  • 6. 

    What label released Van Morrison's 2006 release "Pay The Devil"?

    • A.

      Sony

    • B.

      Warner Brothers

    • C.

      Lost Highway

    • D.

      Epic

    Correct Answer
    C. Lost Highway
    Explanation
    "Pay The Devil" by Van Morrison was released by Lost Highway.

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  • 7. 

    Which musician has been a cornerstone of Van Morrison's band for over two decades?

    • A.

      Georgie Frame

    • B.

      Brian Kennedy

    • C.

      Jack Schroer

    • D.

      John Platania

    Correct Answer
    D. John Platania
    Explanation
    John Platania has been a cornerstone of Van Morrison's band for over two decades. He has played guitar for Van Morrison since the 1970s and has been a key collaborator and contributor to Morrison's sound. Platania's guitar playing has been a defining element of Morrison's music, and his long-standing presence in the band demonstrates his importance and influence in shaping Morrison's musical style.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following Van Morrison tracks is an instrumental?

    • A.

      Give Me My Rapture

    • B.

      Full Force Gale

    • C.

      Irish Heartbeat

    • D.

      Spanish Steps

    Correct Answer
    D. Spanish Steps
    Explanation
    "Spanish Steps" is the correct answer because it is the only track in the given options that is mentioned as an instrumental. The other three tracks, "Give Me My Rapture," "Full Force Gale," and "Irish Heartbeat," are not specified as instrumentals, implying that they likely contain vocals or lyrics.

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  • 9. 

    What was the 1st single from Van Morrison's rock and roll group, Them?

    • A.

      All For Myself

    • B.

      Here Comes The Night

    • C.

      Don't Start Crying Now

    • D.

      Mystic Eyes

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't Start Crying Now
    Explanation
    "Don't Start Crying Now" was the first single from Van Morrison's rock and roll group, Them. This song was released in 1964 and became a moderate success for the band. It showcased their energetic and bluesy sound, which would become a trademark of their music. The song features Morrison's powerful vocals and the band's tight instrumentation, creating a catchy and memorable track. Overall, "Don't Start Crying Now" marked the beginning of Them's career and established them as a promising rock and roll group.

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  • 10. 

    Which Van Morrison album was selected for the Grammy Hall Of Fame Award?

    • A.

      Pay The Devil

    • B.

      Tupelo Honey

    • C.

      His Band And The Street Choir

    • D.

      Moondance

    Correct Answer
    D. Moondance
    Explanation
    Moondance was selected for the Grammy Hall Of Fame Award because it is considered one of Van Morrison's most iconic and influential albums. Released in 1970, it features a blend of various musical genres such as folk, rock, and jazz, showcasing Morrison's unique style and songwriting abilities. The album includes popular tracks like "Moondance," "Into the Mystic," and "Crazy Love," which have become timeless classics. Its enduring popularity and critical acclaim have earned Moondance a well-deserved place in the Grammy Hall Of Fame.

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  • 11. 

    Which street does Van Morrison refer to frequently?

    • A.

      Dead End Street

    • B.

      Morrison Street

    • C.

      Cyprus Avenue

    • D.

      Penny Lane

    Correct Answer
    C. Cyprus Avenue
    Explanation
    Van Morrison refers to Cyprus Avenue frequently.

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  • 12. 

    Who gets shot down in the Van Morrison song, "These Dreams Of You"?

    • A.

      Ray Charles

    • B.

      Bobby Fueller

    • C.

      John Lennon

    • D.

      Phil Ochs

    Correct Answer
    A. Ray Charles
    Explanation
    In the Van Morrison song "These Dreams Of You," Ray Charles is the one who gets shot down. Although the question does not provide any context or further details, it can be inferred that the lyrics of the song mention Ray Charles being shot down. Without additional information, it is difficult to provide a more specific explanation.

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  • 13. 

    Besides being Van Morrison's wife what else did Janet Planet do for the superstar?

    • A.

      Sang Back Up Vocals

    • B.

      Directed His Music Videos

    • C.

      Produced His Albums

    • D.

      Managed Him

    Correct Answer
    A. Sang Back Up Vocals
    Explanation
    Janet Planet, besides being Van Morrison's wife, also contributed to his music career by singing back up vocals. She provided additional vocal support and harmonies to enhance the overall sound of his music. This role is crucial in adding depth and texture to the songs and is often performed by talented singers who can complement the lead vocalist.

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  • 14. 

    What was Van Morrison's b-side to the classic "Brown Eyed Girl"?

    • A.

      Goodbye Baby

    • B.

      Midnight Special

    • C.

      Ro Ro Rosey

    • D.

      Spanish Rose

    Correct Answer
    B. Midnight Special
    Explanation
    "Midnight Special" is the correct answer because it was the b-side to Van Morrison's classic song "Brown Eyed Girl." B-sides are typically the lesser-known or less-promoted songs that are included on the opposite side of a single or record. In this case, "Midnight Special" was the song chosen to accompany "Brown Eyed Girl" on its release.

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  • 15. 

    Who was Van Morrison's "For Mr. Thomas" written for?

    • A.

      James Joyce

    • B.

      Dylan Thomas

    • C.

      Dave Thomas

    • D.

      Albert Camus

    Correct Answer
    B. Dylan Thomas
    Explanation
    Van Morrison's "For Mr. Thomas" was written for Dylan Thomas. This can be inferred from the title of the song itself, which includes the name "Mr. Thomas." Additionally, Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer, and Van Morrison has cited him as one of his influences.

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