Do You Know Lyrics Of Van Morrison?

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  • 1. 

    In the 1980's Van Morrison bought a recording studio in which city?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Belfast

    • C.

      Bath

    • D.

      Cork

    Correct Answer
    C. Bath
    Explanation
    In the 1980s, Van Morrison purchased a recording studio in Bath.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the record store that Van Morrison's parents owned?

    • A.

      Caledonia Records

    • B.

      Moondance Records

    • C.

      Morrison's Records

    • D.

      Good Time Records

    Correct Answer
    A. Caledonia Records
    Explanation
    Van Morrison's parents owned a record store called Caledonia Records.

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  • 3. 

    According to Van Morrison, which artist has ripped off his style the most?

    • A.

      Bruce Springsteen

    • B.

      Joey Ramone

    • C.

      Ray Lamontagne

    • D.

      Sting

    Correct Answer
    A. Bruce Springsteen
    Explanation
    Van Morrison has stated in interviews that Bruce Springsteen has ripped off his style the most. This suggests that Van Morrison believes that Springsteen has heavily borrowed from his musical style and incorporated it into his own work.

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  • 4. 

    Which famous British guitarist appeared with Van Morrison on the first cut of "Gloria" in 1964?

    • A.

      Brian Robertson

    • B.

      Jimmy Page

    • C.

      Eric Clapton

    • D.

      John Lennon

    Correct Answer
    B. Jimmy Page
    Explanation
    Jimmy Page is the correct answer because he is a famous British guitarist who appeared with Van Morrison on the first cut of "Gloria" in 1964. This collaboration between Page and Morrison is well-known in music history. Brian Robertson, Eric Clapton, and John Lennon are not associated with this specific collaboration.

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  • 5. 

    Which record label was the first to sign Van Morrison?

    • A.

      Mercury

    • B.

      Epic

    • C.

      Sony

    • D.

      Decca

    Correct Answer
    B. Epic
    Explanation
    Epic was the first record label to sign Van Morrison.

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  • 6. 

    Which Tom Jones album does Van Morrison appear as a guest?

    • A.

      Carrying a torch

    • B.

      Move Closer

    • C.

      Reload

    • D.

      Together In Concert

    Correct Answer
    C. Reload
    Explanation
    Van Morrison appears as a guest on the album "Reload" by Tom Jones.

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  • 7. 

    Van Morrison appeared as a guest on which album by Dire Straits singer Mark Knopfler?

    • A.

      A Shot At Glory

    • B.

      Golden Heart

    • C.

      Sailing to Philadelphia

    • D.

      The Ragpicker's Dream

    Correct Answer
    C. Sailing to Philadelphia
    Explanation
    Van Morrison appeared as a guest on the album "Sailing to Philadelphia" by Dire Straits singer Mark Knopfler.

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  • 8. 

    This author was thanked by Van Morrison in the liner notes for "Inarticulate Speech of the Heart"?

    • A.

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • B.

      Ernest Hemmingway

    • C.

      Oscar Wilde

    • D.

      L. Ron Hubbard

    Correct Answer
    D. L. Ron Hubbard
    Explanation
    L. Ron Hubbard is the correct answer because he was thanked by Van Morrison in the liner notes for "Inarticulate Speech of the Heart".

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  • 9. 

    What was the first album that Van Morrison produced by himself?

    • A.

      Astral Weeks

    • B.

      His Band and the Street Choir

    • C.

      Hymns to Slience

    • D.

      Moondance

    Correct Answer
    B. His Band and the Street Choir
    Explanation
    His Band and the Street Choir was the first album that Van Morrison produced by himself. This album, released in 1970, showcased Morrison's musical talents as he took on the roles of songwriter, producer, and arranger. It marked a departure from the introspective sound of his previous album, Astral Weeks, and embraced a more upbeat and soulful sound. With this album, Morrison demonstrated his ability to take full creative control and successfully deliver a cohesive and enjoyable musical experience.

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  • 10. 

    This Van Morrison album appears several times in the film "Nine Months"?

    • A.

      Avalon Sunset

    • B.

      Irish Heartbeat

    • C.

      Astral Weeks

    • D.

      Moondance

    Correct Answer
    A. Avalon Sunset
    Explanation
    In the film "Nine Months," the Van Morrison album that appears several times is "Avalon Sunset."

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  • 11. 

    Which Van Morrison album featured Dr. John contributing to every track?

    • A.

      Into The Music

    • B.

      Common One

    • C.

      A Period of Transition

    • D.

      A Beautiful Vision

    Correct Answer
    C. A Period of Transition
    Explanation
    In the album "A Period of Transition" by Van Morrison, Dr. John contributed to every track.

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  • 12. 

    What artist covered Van Morrison's "Wild Night" with Meshell Ndegeocello?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      John Mellencamp

    • C.

      Levon Helm

    • D.

      Dr. John

    Correct Answer
    B. John Mellencamp
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp is the artist who covered Van Morrison's "Wild Night" with Meshell Ndegeocello.

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  • 13. 

    Which legendary Van Morrison album did not initially chart in the U.S.?

    • A.

      Irish Heartbeat

    • B.

      Tupelo Honey

    • C.

      Astral Weeks

    • D.

      His Band And The Street Choir

    Correct Answer
    C. Astral Weeks
    Explanation
    "Astral Weeks" is the correct answer because although it is now considered one of Van Morrison's most critically acclaimed albums, it did not initially chart in the U.S. upon its release in 1968. Despite its lack of commercial success at the time, the album has since gained a cult following and is regarded as a masterpiece of folk and jazz fusion.

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  • 14. 

    Van Morrison covered Bob Dylan's, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" for this film?

    • A.

      As Good As It Gets

    • B.

      Basquiat

    • C.

      Nine Months

    • D.

      When a Man Loves a Woman

    Correct Answer
    B. Basquiat
    Explanation
    Van Morrison covered Bob Dylan's, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" for the film "Basquiat".

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  • 15. 

    Van Morrison's album, "Astral Weeks" shares it's title with this artists album?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      Ray Charles

    • C.

      Louis Armstrong

    • D.

      Charles Mingus

    Correct Answer
    D. Charles Mingus
    Explanation
    Van Morrison's album "Astral Weeks" shares its title with Charles Mingus' album "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady". The question is asking which artist's album shares the same title as Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks", and the correct answer is Charles Mingus.

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