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Van Morrison in lockdown: ‘I am trying to get back into writing songs’

The great singer uses the time he was supposed to be playing in London for a chat with Martin Chilton about a new book of his lyrics, growing up in Belfast, his musical memories and what he sings while washing his hands

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Jake Cudsi When a cult possessed Brazil’s greatest musician

After flicking through an outlandish manifesto under the influence of mescaline, Tim Maia embarked on a frenzied period of divinely inspired artistry, writes Jake Cudsi