The story of THEM lasted only two years, from 1964 till 1966, the moment when Van Morrison decided to quit the band and to start a solo career.
Did you know that The Doors have taken a lot of inspiration from Them? It was because of their sound between blues and “garage rock”.
The band started in North Ireland and was formed by Van Morrison, Alan Henderson, Ronnie Millings, Billy Harrison and Eric Wrixon.
They were part of what is called the British Invasion of artists in USA (among others Beatles, Stones, The Who….)
They released two albums that reached straight away an enormous success; the first one called “ The angry young Them” of 1965 and the second one “Them Again” of 1966.
One of their most important success was the hit “Gloria” written by Van Morrison only at the age of 18 , the lyrics are talking about love and passion between young lovers.
The song entered in the history of rock and roll, there is an infinite list of covers available: The Doors, U2, AC/DC. Patty Smith, Bon Jovi, R.E.M. , Grateful Dead and many more.
Van Morrison, now 67 years old, released 34 studio albums, the last one in 2012 called “ Born to sing, no plan B”.
Will you shout G-L-O-R-I-A all day with us? we love the AC/DC version