Them / Van Morrison

60’s Pop

Them; Years Active 1964 - 1972, (one-off reunion: 1979)

Van Morrison; Years Active 1958 - present

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Belfast, Northern Irland

Them formed in 1964

Van Morrison: b. Aug. 31, 1945 (age 74 [04-2019])

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Them- The Angry Young- Frontal

Them were a Northern Irish showband formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the garage rock standard "Gloria" and launching singer Van Morrison's musical career. The original five member band consisted of Morrison, Alan Henderson, Ronnie Milling, Billy Harrison and Eric Wrixon. The group was marketed in the United States as part of the British Invasion.

Them scored two UK hits in 1965 with "Baby, Please Don't Go" (UK #10) and "Here Comes the Night" (UK #2; Ireland #2). The latter song and "Mystic Eyes" were Top 40 hits in the US.

Morrison quit the band in 1966 and went on to a successful career as a solo artist. Despite their relatively few hit singles, the Belfast group had considerable influence on other bands, such as the Doors. Billy Harrison reformed a version of THEM in 2012 with Mike Wilgar on Harmonica and sharing the vocals. They performed at some festivals 2012-2013 … Read original text here >>> Them

Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE, better known as Van Morrison, is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. His professional career began as a teenager in the late 1950s playing a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands, covering the popular hits of that time. Van Morrison rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria". His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of Bert Berns with the release of the hit single "Brown Eyed Girl" in 1967. After Berns's death, Warner Bros. Records bought out his contract and allowed him three sessions to record Astral Weeks (1968). … Read original text here >>> Van Morrison

Them: Here Comes The Night - 1965

Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl - 1964

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