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Them

Background information
Origin Belfast, Northern Ireland
Genre(s) Rhythm and Blues
British blues
Rock 'n' Roll
Garage rock
Psychedelic rock
Blues-rock
Years active 1964 - 1971
1979
Label(s) Decca, Happy Tiger
Former members
Van Morrison
Billy Harrison
Alan Henderson
Ronnie Millings
Eric Wrixon

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The band featured Van Morrison on vocals and harmonica, Billy Harrison on guitar (born William Harrison, 14 October 1942, in Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland), Eric Wrixon on piano and keyboards (named the band, but never played on any published albums or toured the States), Alan Henderson on bass (born 26 November 1944, in Belfast), Raymond Sweetman on bass (born Dermot Robert Sweetman, 1 January 1948, in Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales) and Ronnie Millings on drums (born c 1937, in Belfast), with other musicians replacing or contributing during the life of the band. George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Antrim Area: 2,844 km² Population (est. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Eric Wrixon (born in 1947, in Belfast, Antrim) is a musician from Northern Ireland. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Raymond Sweetman (Born Dermot Robert Sweetman), born January 1st, 1948, he played the Bass guitar the band Them soon after its original Bass guitarist Alan Henderson left. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... Anglesey (historically Anglesea; Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)) is a predominantly Welsh-speaking island off the northwest coast of Wales. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ...

Contents

Formation of the band

When Van Morrison formed an R&B club with the entrepreneurs Jimmy Conlon, Jerry McKenna and Gerry McCurvey (known as the "3Js") at the Maritime Hotel in April 1964, he gave notice to the Golden Eagles, the group he was performing with at the time. This left him without a band and with the projected opening night for the new R&B club approaching he set about finding his ideal line-up. He had recently been introduced to an East Belfast group The Gamblers that had been formed in 1962 by Ronnie Millings, Billy Harrison and Alan Henderson. Still a schoolboy, Eric Wrixon had been recruited as piano player and keyboardist. Morrison soon joined up with this group playing saxophone and harmonica and sharing vocals with Billy Harrison. The group rehearsed together in a room over a bicycle shop in preparation for their debut at the Maritime. Deciding on a name change they followed the suggestion of Eric Wrixon and rechristened themselves Them after a fifties horror film.[1] Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Entrepreneurs created by Thomas Clarke in 2001. ... This article deals with those who play the piano. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Maritime Hotel days

The band Them was first announced on April 14, 1964 with an ad in a Belfast newspaper asking "Who Are? What Are? THEM" with similar ads building interest, until the Friday ad before the gig announced that it would be at the Maritime Hotel (Club Rado) that evening. The attendance grew in the two hundred capacity venue very quickly and within a week people were queuing down the street hours before the show. April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... A Venue is the location of an event, usually a meeting. ...


Them worked without a routine and the act was fueled from the energy of the crowd. Morrison ad libbed and made up his songs live as he performed. "Gloria" was debuted on stage here and sometimes, depending on his mood, could last up to twenty minutes. Morrison has stated that "Them lived and died on the stage at the Maritime Hotel." The records and tours never captured the true spirit of Them, as they fed off themselves and the energy of the audience. Only the most rudimentary of recordings of the performances survive. One of the fan's recordings of "Turn On Your Love Light" made its way to Dick Rowe with Decca Records. He was notoriously known for having turned down signing The Beatles after listening to a badly recorded demo. Not anxious to make the same mistake again, Rowe rushed over to the Maritime to hear Them and then rushed Them into the Decca studios to sign away their rights on a standard two year contract. The minors had to have their parents signature and when Eric Wrixon's parents refused to sign, he was replaced with Patrick McAuley.[2] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An audience is a group of people who participate in an experience or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music or academics in any medium. ... Historical records of events have been made for thousands of years in one form or another. ... Dick Rowe was an A&R man at Decca Records from the 1940s to the 1960s. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For a one-room apartment, see Apartment. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... In law, a person who is not yet a legal adult is known as a minor (known in some places as an infant or juvenile). ... John Hancocks signature is one of the most prominent on the United States Declaration of Independence. ...


Recording with Decca and touring

The first recording session took place in London England in Decca Records' studios in West Hampstead on July 5, 1964. Dick Rowe had brought in session musicians Arthur Greenslade on organ and Bobby Graham on drums. They recorded six songs during this session which were: "Groovin'", "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover", "Turn on Your Love Light", "Don't Start Crying Now", "One Two Brown Eyes", "Philosophy" and "Gloria".[3] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... West Hampstead is an area in northwest London, England, situated between Childs Hill to the north, Frognal and Hampstead to the east, Swiss Cottage to the south, and Kilburn to the west. ... Arthur Greenslade is a British conductor and arranger for films and television, as well as a number of famous performers ranging from Engelbert Humperdinck and Jack Jones to Chris Farlowe and Serge Gainsbourg. ... An organ is the following: In anatomy, an organ is a group of tissues which perform some function. ... Bobby Graham (born Robert Graham Neate on March 11, 1940 in Edmonton, London) is a session musician and has been described as the most incredible drummer in the United Kingdom, or alternatively, Europe. ... Gloria may be: Gloria (song), any one of several songs from the history of popular music Gloria in Excelsis Deo, the main doxology of the Roman Catholic Mass Vivaldis Gloria, a musical setting of the doxology Gloria Patri, a relatively short, common doxology Gloria, Oriental Mindoro, a municipality in...


The group released its first single "Don't Start Crying Now" b/w "One Two Brown Eyes", in August 1964. The single was unsuccessful. The band's manager Phil Solomon and Dick Rowe then hired session musicians, Jimmy Page, Peter Bardens, and Bobby Graham to back Morrison on a cover of Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go". (Though Page was present, the lead guitar playing was the work of Billy Harrison.) It was released in November 1964, and in December, Them first appeared on television making their debut on Ready Steady Go where The Rolling Stones were also on the same bill.[4] Solomon used his connections to have it played as the weekly signature tune for the television show and within two weeks it was #26 on the charts. The single, which featured the now-legendary "Gloria" as a B-side, was a smash hit in the UK, finally peaking at #2 on the UK Singles Charts and #24 on the US charts..[5] A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... Look up Management in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Peter Bardens (born June 19, 1944) was one of the founding members of the British progressive rock group Camel, playing keyboards. ... Bobby Graham (born Robert Graham Neate on March 11, 1940 in Edmonton, London) is a session musician and has been described as the most incredible drummer in the United Kingdom, or alternatively, Europe. ... Big Joe Williams (October 16, 1903 - December 17, 1982) was an American blues musician and songwriter, known for his characteristic style of guitar-playing, his nine-string guitar, and his bizarre, cantankerous personality. ... Baby, Please Dont Go is a song by Big Joe Williams. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... Ready Steady Go or simply RSG was one of the UKs first rock / pop music TV programmes. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... Gloria is a rock song written by Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrisons band Them in 1964 as the B-side of Baby Please Dont Go, which reached #10 on the UK charts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...


In January 1965, Them toured England for the second time where they stayed at the Royal Hotel, which disc jockey Jimmy Savile used as his London base. As with many other groups of the time, Savile helped to promote the band with write-ups in his column for The People. Them needed good publicity by this time as they soon had earned a reputation for bad manners and sarcasm in their interviews. Billy Harrison said the attitude problem may have been caused by anti-Irish sentiments on the continent at the time but when they were interviewed by a reporter from the Irish Independent the reporter remarked, "They were the most boorish bunch of youngsters I'd come across in my short career." Even an attractive female reporter was treated with arrogance causing Phil Coulter who witnessed this interview to remark, "They would just sit and mutter monosyllabic grunts to themselves and give her off the wall answers." (Van Morrison as a solo artist would later raise these tedious and combative interviews to a "negative art form".)[6] Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Sir Jimmy Savile. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The People, formerly known as the Sunday People, is a British red-top Sunday-only newspaper, owned by the Trinity Mirror Group. ... The Irish Independent is Irelands best-selling daily newspaper. ... Phil Coulter (born February 19, 1942) is a songwriter, performer and music producer from Derry, the second city of Northern Ireland. ...


Their record label Decca released an EP with a recording of "Philosophy" from earlier recording sessions. This release was followed up by Them's biggest hit in the UK, "Here Comes the Night" b/w "All for Myself". Phil Solomon had brought in Bert Berns, an American, who had co-written the hit "Twist and Shout". Berns hired session musicians Phil Coulter on keyboards and Andy White on drums to play on this song which was one of his own compositions. Three weeks after it was released it charted at #2 in March 1965 in the UK and it went to #24 in the U.S. that same May.[7] Their management promoted Them by scheduling appearances on Ready Steady Go! and on Top Of The Pops where they were expected to mime and lip snyc. Morrison said of this appearance, "It was ridiculous. We were totally anti that type of thing...and we had to get into suits and have make-up put on and all that.. " He also revealed how the band had previously considered the programme a joke and then Them had to appear on it.[8] For other songs with this title, see Here Comes the Night (disambiguation). ... Bertrand Russell Berns (November 8, 1929 - December 30, 1967) (a/k/a Bert Russell and Bert Berns) was one of the great American songwriters and record producers of the 1960s. ... Twist and Shout is a song originally by Phil Medley and Bert Russell. ... Phil Coulter (born February 19, 1942) is a songwriter, performer and music producer from Derry, the second city of Northern Ireland. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Two notable musicians have been named Andy White: An American session drummer best known for The Beatles Love Me Do; see Andy White (drummer). ... See also: 1964 in music, other events of 1965, 1966 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ...


On April 11, 1965 Them made a guest appearance at the NME Pollwinners Concert at Wembley Empire Pool. Jimmy Savile was MC for this event and perhaps responsible for their appearance as their newfound fame was too recent to have figured into that years's readers' polls. The 1965 concert remains the finest gathering ever of British pop acts with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, The Searchers, The Moody Blues, Dusty Springfield, etc.. The bands were expected to keep to their current hits but Them audaciously sequed from "Here Comes the NIght" into a seven minute version of "Turn on You Lovelight". [9] Derek Johnson with NME said at the time that the lead singer of the band Them "generates more genuine soul than any of his British contemporaries."[10] is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Not to be confused with the Canadian music magazine Music Express The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music magazine in the United Kingdom which has been published weekly since March 1952. ... Wembley, until 1965 a borough in its own right, forms the northern part of the London Borough of Brent. ... Sir Jimmy Savile. ... MasterCard logo Manchaster Town Hall MC can mean: Mini Cooper: Macao: FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code Machine, (also m/c) Manchester, England (also m/c) Mariah Carey, American songstress Marginal cost Marin Catholic Master cylinder Master of Ceremonies Rapper (also emcee), or a prefix for the names of rappers... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ... The Searchers are a British rock act who emerged as part of the 1960s merseybeat scene along with The Beatles, The Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry and the Pacemakers. ... The Moody Blues are a British rock band originally from Birmingham, England. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939 - 2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... For other songs with this title, see Here Comes the Night (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with the Canadian music magazine Music Express The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music magazine in the United Kingdom which has been published weekly since March 1952. ...


The next single by Them was "One More Time" chosen by Phil Solomon and released in June 1965. This single "bombed" according to Billy Harrison because it was never single material. [11] The band released two albums—The Angry Young Them released by Decca in June 1965 (UK) and by Parrot Records (US) in July 1965, and Them Again released in January 1966 (UK) and April 1966 (US). Later that year "Mystic Eyes" released as a single in the US reached #33. Them Again had charted in the USA and so a tour was set up beginning in May 1966.[12] The Angry Young Them is the debut album from the Irish rock and roll group Them. ... Decca may refer to: Decca Records, a 1929 British record label, also known as Decca Music Group Decca Radar (later Racal-Decca Marine), a British marine electronics manufacturer, a spin-off from the gramophone and records company Decca tree, a microphone recording system London Decca, a maker of turntable tonearms... Parrot Records was the name of at least two record labels, both are now defunct. ... The second album by Them. ... Mystic Eyes is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison when he was leader of the band Them. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


In June of this two month tour, Them had a three week residency at the famed Whisky a Go Go. Jim Morrison and The Doors were the opening act on the final week, and on the last night the two bands and the two Morrisons jammed together on a twenty minute version of "Gloria".[13] [14]Them headlined at the The Fillmore in San Francisco, California, and then in Hawaii where things began to go wrong and disputes broke out between band members and with management over financial arrangements. The band broke apart and Van Morrison and Alan Henderson returned to Belfast, while Ray Elliot and David Harvey decided to stay in America.[15] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Whisky A Go-Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This page is about the Rock band. ... The Fillmore (also known as the Fillmore Auditorium or, for several years, The Elite Club), is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California made famous by Bill Graham (1931–1991). ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ...


Van Morrison has said about the reason Them broke up: "There was no motive behind anything you did [back then]. You just did it because you wanted to do it and you enjoyed doing it. That's the way the thing started, but it got twisted somewhere along the way and everybody involved in it got twisted as well, including me." (1967) "You can't take something like that, put it in a box and place a neat little name on it, then try to sell it. That's what they tried to do. That's what killed Them.(1973)[16]


Post Morrison

In mid 1966, Van Morrison left Them to pursue a solo career. The rest of the band continued on into the early 1970s, releasing four albums and touring steadily after relocating to California around 1967. Two of these post-Morrison albums, Now And Them and Time Out! Time In For Them, found the band experimenting with psychedelia. Van Morrison went on to greater success and fame as a solo artist, but Them's combination of garage rock and blues proved a major influence on the next generation of rock musicians, and the group's best-known singles have become staples of rock and roll. In music, solo means to play or sing alone. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that enjoyed its original period of wide success in the United States and Canada, from 1963 to 1967. ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Them reunited briefly in 1979 without Morrison.


Acclaim

The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... Dave Marsh (born 1950) is an American music critic. ... Mystic Eyes is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison when he was leader of the band Them. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2004. ...

Discography

  • The Angry Young Them - (1965)
  • Them Again - (1966)
  • Now And Them - (1968)
  • Time Out! Time In For Them - (1968)
  • world of them (1970) (decca- pa/spa86)
  • Them In Reality - (1971)
  • Belfast Gypsies - (1978)
  • Shut Your Mouth - (1979)

The Angry Young Them is the debut album from the Irish rock and roll group Them. ... The second album by Them. ...

EP

  • Them - (1984) UK #5

Singles

Baby, Please Dont Go is a song by Big Joe Williams that was made somewhat popular by AC/DC. Since its 1945 release, it has been thoroughly covered by bands, including Muddy Waters, Them, Paul Butterfield and Paul Revere & the Raiders, Amboy Dukes(Ted Nugent), AC/DC, Tom Petty... For other songs with this title, see Here Comes the Night (disambiguation). ... Mystic Eyes is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison when he was leader of the band Them. ...

Personnel

(April 1964 - January 1965)
  • Van Morrison - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Billy Harrison - guitar
  • Ronnie Millings - drums (until 12/64)
  • Eric Wrixon - keyboards (except 6/64-12/64)
  • Patrick "John" McAuley - keyboards, drums (after 6/64)
(January 1965 - April 1965)
  • Van Morrison - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Billy Harrison - guitar
  • Jackie McAuley - drums
  • Patrick "John" McAuley - keyboards
(May 1965 - July 1965)
  • Van Morrison - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Billy Harrison - guitar
  • Patrick "John" McAuley - drums
  • Peter Bardens - keyboards
(July 1965 - August 1965)
  • Van Morrison - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Joe Boni - guitar
  • Peter Bardens - keyboards
  • Terry Noon - drums
(September 1965 - April 1966)
  • Van Morrison - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Jim Armstrong - guitar
  • Ray Elliot - keyboards, saxophone
  • John Wilson - drums
    • Eric Wrixon - keyboards for a few shows in September 1965
(April 1966 - September 1966)
  • Van Morrison - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Jim Armstrong - guitar
  • Ray Elliot - keyboards, saxophone
  • Dave Harvey - drums
    • Sammy Stitt - drums (briefly in September 1966)
(September 1966 - October 1966)
  • Van Morrison - lead vocals
  • Eric Bell - guitar
  • Joe Hanratty - drums
  • Mike Brown - bass
    • Alan Henderson - second bass for a couple shows
(1966-1967)
  • Kenny McDowell - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Jim Armstrong - guitar
  • Ray Elliot - keyboards, saxophone
  • Dave Harvey - drums
(1968)
  • Kenny McDowell - lead vocals
  • Alan Henderson - bass
  • Jim Armstrong - guitar
  • Dave Harvey - drums
    • Johnny Guerin - drums (studio sessions)

George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Rogan, No Surrender, pp. 79-83
  2. ^ Hinton 1997. pp39-46.
  3. ^ Turner, Too Late to Stop Now, pp. 48-51
  4. ^ Turner, Too Late to Stop Now, p.51
  5. ^ Heylin, Can You Feel the Silence, pp. 100-101
  6. ^ Rogan, No Surrender, pp. 108-111
  7. ^ Turner, Too Late to Stop Now, pp.51-52
  8. ^ Rogan, No Surrender, pp. 111-112
  9. ^ Heylin, Can you Feel the Silence?, p.104
  10. ^ Hinton 1997 .p53
  11. ^ Heylin, Can You Feel the Silence, p. 105
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  13. ^ Van Morrison Website (Unofficial) The Doors
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References

  • Heylin, Clinton (2003). Can You Feel the Silence? Van Morrison: A New Biography, Chicago Review Press ISBN 1-55652-542-7
  • Hinton, Brian (1997). Celtic Crossroads: The Art of Van Morrison, Sanctuary, ISBN 1-86074169X
  • Rogan, Johnny (2006). Van Morrison:No Surrender, London:Vintage Books ISBN 9780099431831
  • Turner, Steve (1993). Too Late to Stop Now, Viking Penguin, ISBN 0-670-85147-7

External links

  • Them the Band tripod.com

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