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Can you feel the silence? : Van Morrison, a new biography

Author: Clinton Heylin
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Discusses the life and work of the rock singer and songwriter, tracing his evolution from his working-class roots in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, through his disastrous business dealings which left him penniless, to the current state of his solo career.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Van Morrison; Van Morrison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clinton Heylin
ISBN: 1556525176 9781556525179
OCLC Number: 53002909
Notes: "An a capella Book."
Description: xvi, 560 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The art of new biography --
Age 1. When the child was a child --
1. 1945-60: On Hyndford Street --
2. 1947-60: His father's footsteps --
3. 1957-62: Riding on the side --
4. 1963-64: Leaving Ireland --
Age 2. The story of them --
5. 1964: Good times --
6. 1964: Gotta walk away --
7. 1964-65: Angry young them --
8. 1966: Getting twisted --
Age 3. An east coast point of view --
9. 1966-67: Can't stop now --
10. 1967: He ain't give you none --
11. 1967-68: The Drumshanbo Hustle --
12. 1968-69: Venturing into the slipstream --
Age 4. Before the wind --
13. 1969-70: Entering the mainstream --
14. 1970-71: The sweet-tempered innocent and the prickly bear --
15. 1971-72: Listening to the lion --
16. 1972-73: Hard times and fine lines --
Age 5. Keeping a stiff upper lip --
17. 1973-74: A commercial cul-de-sac --
18. 1974-75: Naked to the world --
19. 1975-77: Not working for you --
20. 1978-79: In transition --
Age 6. Back into the music --
21. 1979-80: Down by Avalon --
22. 1981-83: The days of dominion --
23. 1984-86: Days of blooming wonder --
24. 1987-88: The secret heart of music --
Age 7. All in the game --
25. 1989-91: These are the days --
26. 1991-96: Fire in his belly --
27. 1996-99: The Van Morrison masterclass --
28. 1998-2001: At the dark end of the street --
Epilogue --
Dramatis personae --
A Van Morrison sessionography 1964-2001 --
Notes and bibliography --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Other Titles: Van Morrison, a new biography
Responsibility: Clinton Heylin.

Abstract:

Discusses the life and work of the rock singer and songwriter, tracing his evolution from his working-class roots in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, through his disastrous business dealings which left him penniless, to the current state of his solo career.

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