Van Morrison: Hammersmith Odeon, London
Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 March 1979
VAN MORRISON has a special kind of communication with his followers that is reserved for only a favoured few. It's not an hysterical or violent reaction, but a warm devotion. It would be hard to find less likely rock star material than the stumpy figure in a black leather jacket. He doesn't preen or posture or even allow himself the luxury of a smile, often the wont of those desperate for public acclaim.
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