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Initial post: 8 Jun 2012 14:22:59 BDT
Sparky says:
You probably heard this one, it was on Radio 2 yesterday....
A rather grumpy client at a hotel demanded that the staff turn down the piped music. 'Oh yes,' came the reply it's Van Morrisson, everyone's complaining.'
You've guessed it of course, the client was Van Morrisson.
How he laughed, I'm sure.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 14:59:17 BDT
TheFoe says:
Cretinous little man, Van not you! ;-)

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 15:48:58 BDT
Val H. says:
His behaviour can be as cretinous as he wishes (IMO), as long as he keeps playing the music. I've never had the chance to see him but would be there like a shot if I had. I'm sure you've heard this story ...

".... according to Brian Hinton's "Celtic Crossroads: the Art of Van Morrison", teacher Andy Lock got married at the parish church of St Stogumber near Avalon in 1989. He had written to Van's record company asking permission to use Van's music during the ceremony. His bride entered to the strains of "Connswater". During the reception there was a phone call to say that Van himself would be arriving shortly. They thought it was a joke, but sure enough Van arrived with his then gilrfriend Cathy McGhee and was very shy and nervous but stayed for an hour or so and then turned up again a few weeks later for a Saturday night chat with Lock. Lock asked him to play a concert in the church, for expenses, and he said yes. On January 17th 1990 Van played what is supposedly one of his greatest concerts, 10 quid a head and a crowd of 300. He even walked outside with the crowd at the interval and was very chatty. There is apparently a bootleg of this show entitled The Church of Our Lady St Mary."

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 16:11:46 BDT
Sparky says:
That's not a word usually applied to me TheFoe - man, I mean.

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 17:43:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jun 2012 15:05:11 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
His behaviour didn't change when I paid him a lot of money to entertain me at a festival in Chester many years ago. He only lasted 45 minutes and you would think that all that wealth would generate at least one smile. I will never give him any of my money again.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 13:10:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jun 2012 15:03:50 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
During my college days John Peel was doing his live DJ circuit and he came to Bradford Uni. Whilst playing 'Echoes' Pink Floyd he took the opportunity to leave the stage and go for a p1ss. I was already in mid flow when he came into the gents. As you do, we had a chat about music. He told me how much he disliked Yes. I loved them at the time. I told him how much I disliked Liverpool FC. We both agreed about the Osmonds. I will always remember my chat in the bogs with JP. Of course neither of us were famous then.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 13:24:40 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Famously cantankerous. Enjoyed the tales about Morrison, allegedly, sacking roadies for key-jangling. And sending a member of his entourage ahead to make sure that Mike Scott wasn't around before entering night clubs.
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