Tuesday October 20, 2020

Willie O’Reilly: Van’s wrong on Covid, but why must he always explain?

Lambasting the famously cranky star for his anti-lockdown outburst is like getting angry with water for being wet

27th September, 2020
Van Morrison‘s back catalogue shows his suspicion of authority runs deep

Van Morrison ending up as the voice of the anti-mask and anti-lockdown crowd is hard to credit. Late in life, the 75-year-old, who probably should be cocooning, has ended up as a protest singer. Then again, he has form. His first wife, Janet Planet, spotted it a long time ago. “He’s a prickly bear,” is how she once described him.

I met Morrison many years ago, at the bar in Whelan’s...

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