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Van Morrison: No Surrender
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Rogan's got something to hide. What's he hiding? I'd like to write a book about him' Van Morrison eclusive, difficult and enigmatic, Van Morrison is a gifted singer-songwriter and an endlessly complicated man. In Van Morrison- No Surrender, Johnny Rogan has produced a provocative and revelatory biography of the musician, analysing the sense of place in his work and the tortuous journey that took him from local fame in Belfast to international success. Set against the cultural and political backdrop of Belfast, before, during and after the Troubles, No Surrender offers a unique and penetrating perspective on Morrison s long career and the times that made him. ver the last five decades, his music has embraced rock, folk, blues, country and jazz, and he remains a hugely influential figure. This definitive study, the product of years of research with scores of new interviews from every stage of his career, is a compelling account of a modern music myth.
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Van Morrison: No Surrender is the definitive biography of one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music.

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Johnny Rogan has been called 'pop's most eccentric biographer, a fanatical searcher after truth'. He is the author of sixteen books, including books on the Byrds, Roxy Music, the Kinks, the Smiths, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and John Lennon. His work has been acclaimed endlessly in print and on radio and television

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"'No biography is likely to tell you more about Morrison' - Adam Sweeting, Sunday Times" "A compendium of detail, a neck-aching triumph of research" * Scotsman * "Here is everything you wanted to know about Van Morrison... Rogan leaves no stone unturned" * Guardian * "'Remarkably well-researched and deeply engrossing...Rogan's painstaking research yields an abundance of detail...Fascinating'" * Irish Times * "'This characteristically accomplished biography shows the singer from every angle'" * Observer *

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