Van Morrison tribute at Monmouth University to raise money for Autism Speaks



Fifty years ago, Van Morrison released his first album, The Angry Young Them, recorded with his band of the time, Them. A couple of years later, he embarked on a solo career, and has been one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most prolific, and consistently inspired, singer-songwriters ever since.

There will be, in other words, no shortage of material to choose from at Saturday’s second annual “A Marvelous Night: The Music of Van Morrison” concert at the Pollak Theater at Monmouth University in West Long Branch. Singer/harmonica player Rob Paparozzi and singer-guitarist Pat Guadagno will lead the band, which will also feature musicians such as Pam McCoy, Steve Reilly, Michael Ghegan, John Korba, Tommy LaBella, Joe Bellia and Joe Rapolla.

Last year’s show was in November, but the show has been moved ” ‘neath the cover of October skies,” as Morrison sang in one of his signature songs, “Moondance.”

A portion of the proceeds will go to Autism Speaks. Visit

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