Van Morrison @ Rockpalast, Dusseldorf – Christmas special – December 19, 1998 (Video)

Van’s show at the Rockpalast Christmas Show in Dusseldorf on 19-Dec-98 will likely go down as one of Van’s most famous concerts: it was broadcast live; it is an excellent show; the band was buttressed by Candy Dulfer and Fred Wesley.
-Niall Connors

Van Morrison & Friends
Philipshalle, Düsseldord
19 December 1998
Rockpalast Christmas Special

  • Ralph Salmins – Drums
  • Geoff Dunn – Drums
  • Pee Wee Ellis – Saxophone
  • Matt Holland – Trumpet
  • John Savannah – Keyboards
  • Nicky Scott – Bass
  • Johnny Scott – Guitar
  • Fred Wesley – Trombone
  • Candy Dulfer – Alto Saxophone
  • Katie Kissoon – Vocals

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Great concert: Van Morrison @ Ahoy, Rotterdam 1981 (video)

Great concert featuring a brilliant “Summertime in England” (starting at 33:20).

Appropriately, “Summertime in England” is a highlight of a Dutch TV concert recorded in Rotterdam in 1981… and Pee Wee Ellis joins in on backing vocal as Van in dark shades ad libs about when “Auden and Isherwood split” (in Berlin) and summons up Ginsberg in Saint Louis, and Ferlinghetti´s City Lights books publishing Colin Wilson. A Beat manifesto?
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)

Ahoy, Rotterdam – May 23, 1981

  • Van Morrison: Lead Vocals
  • Mark Isham: Trumpet
  • Pee Wee Ellis: Sax – Backing vocals on “Summertime In England”
  • John Allair: Keyboards
  • Peter Van Hooke: Drums
  • David Hayes: Bass
  • Herbie Armstrong: Guitar
  • Mick Cox: Guitar

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