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‘Rapid fire’ was the name of the game in Van Morrison’s early years.

Them

(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66

Decca

Release Date: March 24th, 1965

Words by: Roland Ellis
March 25th, 1965

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Van Morrison didn’t really settle into the role of gypsy soul-man until the sixties were winding down and he was out on his own - see the inimitable 'Astral Weeks', for example.

But before he was a true lightning rod for feel and groove, Morrison was a rock and roll vocalist who howled with a voice and flow that rivalled the best of the dancehall era hit-makers.

‘Rapid fire’ was the name of the game in Van Morrison’s early years. ‘Rapid fire’ was the name of the game in Van Morrison’s early years.

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