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Quiz: How well do you know Van Morrison?

This quiz? Come into the mystic.

Van Morrison is 75 - and fans are looking for any excuse to celebrate.
Van Morrison is 75 - and fans are looking for any excuse to celebrate.
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VAN MORRISON AT 75 – makes you feel old, eh? The songwriter, musician, troubadour and all-round grumpy old man is one of the most remarkable musical exports from this island.

Nothing – not even some interesting views on Covid-19 – seems likely to dent the admiration he’s held in. 

In that spirit, we’re joining in the birthday celebrations. Hot Press may have launched a huge musical celebration that’s roped in everyone from Gary Lightbody and Paul Brady to Michael D Higgins and Hozier, but we’re sure that the one thing Van would like is a low-key, fiendishly difficult quiz to celebrate his 75th year. 

If you’re a Van fan, give it a go. 

Where was Van Morrison born?
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Armagh
Belfast

Dublin
London
Astral Weeks remains one of the greatest albums of all time. What year was it released?
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1971
1967

1968
1973
Brown Eyed Girl was a huge hit for Van Morrison. Complete the lyrics: Going down the old mine.....
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With a broken radio
To dig some coal

With my sister and the radio
With a transistor radio
Who collaborated with Van Morrison on the album Irish Heartbeat?
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Paul Brady
Clannad

The Chieftains
Sinead O'Connor
What album is this?
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Veedon Fleece
Days Like This

Cyprus Avenue Sunset
Moondance
Van Morrison initially achieved fame as the leader singer of which band?
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Them
They

Those
Themes
Who quoted Van Morrison at the DUP party conference in 2018?
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Arlene Foster
Jeffrey Donaldson

Theresa May
Boris Johnson
In 1984, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison performed on stage together in Ireland. Where was it?
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Croke Park
Slane Castle

Malahide Castle
Marley Park
What was Van Morrison's last album called?
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Astral Years
Three Chords and the Truth

The Prophet Speaks
A Poet in Belfast
Van Morrison once complained that a famous US artist "ripped me off". Who was it?
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Kurt Cobain
Joni Mitchell

Bruce Springsteen
Iggy Pop
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top dog
Full marks. Well done!
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Clever cat
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Fintastic!
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You scored out of !
What are ewe doing!?
Baaaaad
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Turtely awful
A shell of a bad effort
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