Bob Geldof To Induct Van Morrison Into Irish Music Hall

Van Morrison, arguably the most important Irish lyricist since William Butler Yeats and James Joyce, will be honored for his four-decade long music career tomorrow in Dublin, as Morrison is slated to become the inaugural inductee into the Irish Music Hall of Fame.

Bob Geldof will be on hand to formally induct Morrison into the Irish Hall of Fame, which opened on July 29 as a joint venture by "Hot Press" publisher Niall Stokes and several Irish business partners, according to a report in "Billboard." In 1993, Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Earlier this year, Van Morrison released "Back on Top," his first LP as part of a new record deal with Virgin Records, and which debuted in the Top 30 (see [article id="1431889"]"TLC Holds On While C-Murder, Harlem World, Van Morrison Score Big Debuts On Chart"[/article])

-- David Basham