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
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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