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  • Published: 3 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099431831
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $32.99
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Van Morrison

No Surrender



Van Morrison: No Surrender is the definitive biography of one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music.

Reclusive, 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.

This paperback edition includes a new epilogue.

  • Published: 3 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780099431831
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

About the author

Johnny Rogan

Johnny Rogan is the author of over twenty books, including highly acclaimed biographies/musical studies of the Byrds, the Smiths, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, John Lennon and Morrissey. His groundbreaking Starmakers & Svengalis: The History Of British Pop Management was adapted for a six-week BBC series. Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance was one of the best-selling and most controversial rock biographies of its time, receiving various music biography of the year awards, and has been in print continuously for over twenty years. More recently, Van Morrison: No Surrender was chosen by the Sunday Timesas one of its Top 10 Music Books of the Year. He is currently completing an epic two-volume study, Byrds: Requiem For the Timeless.

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Praise for Van Morrison

'No biography is likely to tell you more about Morrison' - Adam Sweeting, Sunday Times

'a compendium of detail' - Tony Randall, Scotsman

'Rogan's book certainly sheds new light on the life and times of this puzzling and reclusive performer.' - David Sinclair, 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

'Superb in all respects...Rogan is a tremendous rock biographer'

Glasgow Herald

A writer of real integrity

Sunday Telegraph

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