- 11 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Sinéad O'Connor performs 'Who Was That Masked Man'.
Widely considered one of Ireland's greatest talents, Sinéad O'Connor initially rose to fame in the late '80s, with the release of her debut album, The Lion And The Cobra, and had a worldwide hit with 'Nothing Compares 2 U' from I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got in 1990. Over the last 12 months, she has made a triumphant return to music, with a run of sold-out shows, a stunning performance on the finale of The Late Late Show, and an upcoming single set to arrive on October 2.
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"Van's music has had a huge impact on me – he is my favourite artist of all time."
The programme for tonight's 'Rave On, Van Morrison' finale:
- Liam Ó Maonlaí (7pm) The Master's Eyes
- Paul Muldoon (7.15pm) Coney Island
- Niall Stokes with Gavin Glass (7.30pm) Have I Told You Lately
- Amberlight (7.45pm) Celtic New Year
- Jordan O'Keefe (8pm) Real Real Gone
- George Hutton (8.15pm) Born To Sing
- Keywest (8:30pm) Come Running
- Sinead O'Connor (8.45pm) Who Was That Masked Man
Hot Press has also published a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Hozier, Sinéad O’Connor, Gary Lightbody, Damien Rice, Imelda May and Damien Rice, as well as special homages from international artists Brandon Flowers, Steve Van Zandt and Matt Berninger. In addition, you'll find the highlights of our recent exclusive interview with Van – who discusses the Belfast he grew up in, ‘Gloria’, Jim Morrison, Lenny Bruce, the real inspiration for Astral Weeks and his extraordinary work as a songwriter.
This historic publication is a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to order now.