Van Morrison out of the music
John Tobler, ZigZag, November 1973
"You could forgive him anything after you've listened to his music." Nicola Hugen-Tobler after first straining to hear the great man's words through the clinking glasses of Hotel Blah Blah, and then listening to the first side of Moondance.
"That'll never make an article." Connor McKnight, after we'd talked to Van Morrison.
"He talks through his music." Just about everyone who has ever attempted an interview with perhaps the most individual singer produced since Alan Freed (or insert your own claimant), coined the phrase rock'n'roll (which, incidentally, is the correct way to spell it).
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