Sir Van Morrison described himself as just a “blue-eyed soul singer”
from Belfast as he was knighted for a musical career that has enthralled
audiences and delighted critics.
Over more than 50 years the singer has gone from teenage stardom to
innovator and is now a respected veteran, whose classic album Astral
Weeks regularly makes the list of top 100 albums of all time.
The artist, whose full name is George Ivan Morrison, was introduced as
Sir Ivan Morrison as he stepped forward to be dubbed a knight by the
Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace’s ballroom.