|“Brown Eyed Girl”|
|Single by Van Morrison|
from the album Blowin' Your Mind!
|Recorded||28 March 1967|
|Van Morrison singles chronology|
"Brown Eyed Girl" is a song by Northern Irish pop singer Van Morrison. George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born 31 August 1945 is a Grammy Award -winning Northern Irish Singer, Blowin' Your Mind! is the solo debut Album by Northern Irish Musician Van Morrison, recorded on the 28th and 29th of March 1967 and A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Bang Records was created by Bert Berns in 1965 together with his partners from Atlantic Records: Ahmet Ertegün, Nesuhi Ertegün and In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Bertrand Russell Berns ( November 8, 1929 - December 30, 1967) (a/k/a Bert Russell and Bert Berns and Russell George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born 31 August 1945 is a Grammy Award -winning Northern Irish Singer, A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born 31 August 1945 is a Grammy Award -winning Northern Irish Singer, Written and recorded in 1967 by Van Morrison and produced by Bang Records chief Bert Berns and first released in May 1967 on the album Blowin' Your Mind!. Bang Records was created by Bert Berns in 1965 together with his partners from Atlantic Records: Ahmet Ertegün, Nesuhi Ertegün and Bertrand Russell Berns ( November 8, 1929 - December 30, 1967) (a/k/a Bert Russell and Bert Berns and Russell Blowin' Your Mind! is the solo debut Album by Northern Irish Musician Van Morrison, recorded on the 28th and 29th of March 1967 and When released as a single, it rose to number eight on the Cashbox charts, and it reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. Cash Box (or Cashbox) magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industries which was published from July 1942 to November Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time  It featured the Sweet Inspirations singing back-up vocals and widely-considered to be Van Morrison's signature song. The Sweet Inspirations were founded by Cissy Houston (AKA Emily Drinkard mother of Whitney Houston, and sister of Lee Warrick (herself the mother of well-known sisters A backing vocalist or backing singer (or especially in the US A signature song is the one Song (or in some cases one of a few songs that a popular and well-established 
This song would prove to be the impetus for Morrison's whole career as a solo artist. In Music, a solo (from the Italian solo, meaning alone) is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer It was to be his first single after leaving his position as lead singer for the Belfast formed band Them and would lead to his relocation to the United States and an eventual contract with Warner Bros. Records, where he would record his career-defining album, Astral Weeks. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Them was a Northern Irish group formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the Garage rock standard " The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a Record label and a Recording artist (or group where the artist Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Astral Weeks is a Folk-rock and R & B Album by Northern Irish musician Van Morrison, released in November 1968 on
I was going to say this is a song about sex, and it is, and a song about youth and growing up, and memory, and it's also — very much and very wonderfully - a song about singing. Paul Williams (born May 19, 1948 in Boston Massachusetts) created the first US magazine of Rock music criticism:Crawdaddy!
Morrison's original recording of "Brown Eyed Girl" remains widely familiar today, as the uncensored version is regularly played by many "oldies" and "classic rock" radio stations. Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a Radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 1950s 1960s and 1970s (about 1955-1977 Classic rock was originally conceived as a Radio station programming format which evolved from the Album oriented rock (AOR format in the early-1980s In 2005, Van Morrison received a Million-Air certificate by BMI as a "Top European Writer" for reaching 7 million US radio and television airplays for "Brown Eyed Girl" and again in 2007, Morrison was awarded another Million-Air certificate by BMI for 8 million air plays of "Brown Eyed Girl". Broadcast Music Incorporated ( BMI) is a US Performing rights organization. Airplay (noun The broadcasting of an audio (eg a piece of music or audiovisual recording on the air over radio or television Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Broadcast Music Incorporated ( BMI) is a US Performing rights organization. The only song with more airplays by a top European writer was "Every Breath You Take" by The Police with 9 million. For the compilation album see Every Breath You Take The Singles. The Police were a three-piece rock band consisting of Sting ( vocals, Bass guitar) Andy Summers ( Guitar,  
After finishing out his contract with Decca Records and the mid-1966 break up of his band Them, Van Morrison returned to Belfast seeking a new recording company. Decca Records is a British Record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Them was a Northern Irish group formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the Garage rock standard " Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music When he received a phone call from Bert Berns, owner of Bang Records, he flew to New York City and hastily signed a contract (that biographer Clinton Heylin says probably still gives him sleepless nights. Bertrand Russell Berns ( November 8, 1929 - December 30, 1967) (a/k/a Bert Russell and Bert Berns and Russell Bang Records was created by Bert Berns in 1965 together with his partners from Atlantic Records: Ahmet Ertegün, Nesuhi Ertegün and The City of New York ) During a two day recording session starting 28 March 1967, he recorded eight songs intended to be used as four singles. Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar.  The recording session took place at A & R Studios and "Brown Eyed Girl" was captured on the 22nd take on the first day.  Of the musicians Berns had assembled there were three guitarists, including Eric Gale and Al Giorgioni, bassist Russ Savakus, pianist Paul Griffin and drummer Gary Chester. This article is about Eric Gale (1938-94 the jazz guitarist not blues guitarist Eric Gales Eric J Gary Chester ( October 27, 1924 – August 17, 1987) (born Cesario Gurciullo in Saracusa Italy was one of the 20th century 's  It was released as a single in mid-June 1967. 
Originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl", Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" when he recorded it. Morrison remarked on the original title: "That was just a mistake. It was a kind of Jamaican song. Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. Calypso. Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean Music which originated in Trinidad and Tobago at about the start of the 20th century It just slipped my mind. I changed the title. ""After we'd recorded it, I looked at the tape box and didn't even notice that I'd changed the title. . I looked at the box where I'd lain it down with my guitar and it said 'Brown Eyed Girl' on the tape box. It's just one of those things that happen. "
The song's nostalgic lyrics about a former love were considered too suggestive at the time to be played on many radio stations. The term nostalgia describes a longing for the past often in idealized form Lyrics (in singular form Lyric) are a set of words that accompany music either by speaking or singing This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. A radio-edit of the song was released which excised the lyrics "making love in the green grass", replacing them with "laughin' and a-runnin'" from a previous verse. This edited version appears on some copies of the compilation album The Best of Van Morrison. The Best of Van Morrison is a compilation Album by Northern Irish Singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1990 (see 1990 However the remastered CD seems to have the bowdlerized lyrics in the packaging but the original "racy" lyrics on the disc. Thomas Bowdler ( IPA /ˈbaʊdlə/ ( July 11, 1754 &ndash February 24, 1825) was an English Physician who published
Due to the contract he signed with Bang Records without legal advice, Morrison has never (in his own words) received any royalties for writing or recording this song. Royalties (sometimes running royalties) are usage-based payments made by one party (the "licensee" to another (the "licensor" for ongoing use of an  The contract made him liable for virtually all recording expenses incurred for all of his Bang Records recordings before royalties would be paid and later, after the expenses were recouped, they would become the "subject of some highly creative accounting. " Morrison vented his frustration about this penurious contract in his sarcastic nonsense song "The Big Royalty Check", on his 1968 Contractual Obligation Album. 
In April 2005, the White House announced that "Brown Eyed Girl" gets regular rotation on George W. Bush's iPod. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. iPod is a popular brand of Portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc Morrison announced before a university performance in England: "Yeah, it's good to hear things like that, you know. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland But I would have preferred if it was a new song. "
At the televised memorial for Laci Peterson, Morrison's original version of "Brown Eyed Girl" was played as the closing music. Laci Peterson, born Laci Denise Rocha ( May 4, 1975 – c December 2002was the subject of a highly-discussed murder case after
It has been featured in several popular movies, including the 1989 movie, Born on the Fourth of July and the 1991 movie, Sleeping With the Enemy, starring Julia Roberts. Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 Film adaptation of the Autobiography of the same name by Vietnam War veteran Sleeping with the Enemy is a 1991 psychological thriller Film based on a 1987 novel of the same name by Nancy Price starring Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28 1967 is an American - Academy Award winning Film actress and former Fashion model.
"Brown Eyed Girl" has been recorded by numerous artists including Jimmy Buffett and Everclear. James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25 1946) is a Singer, Songwriter, Author, Businessman, and recently Everclear is a rock band formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, in 1992 It is popularly performed by beginning bands as well as performed by many popular and well-known artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Green Day, Lagwagon, John Mayer, Weezer and Ziggy Marley. Billy Ray Cyrus (born William Ray Cyrus; August 25 1961 is a Grammy Award -nominated American Country music singer songwriter and actor from Flatwoods Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 best known by his former Stage name Cat Stevens, is a British Musician Green Day is an American rock trio Lagwagon is an American punk rock band originally based in the small town of Goleta, located just outside Santa Barbara California. John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16 1977 is an American musician Weezer (ˈwizɚ is an American Alternative rock band from Los Angeles California formed in 1992 David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley (born October 17, 1968, Trenchtown, Jamaica) is a four time Grammy -winning Jamaican Cover versions have also been performed in other languages, notably in Catalan by Els Pets (as Ulls de color mel, "Honey-colored eyes") and in Finnish by Aki Sirkesalo (as Punatukkainen). Catalan ˈkætəˌlæn ( català kətəˈla or) is a Romance language, the national and official language of Andorra, and a co-official Els Pets is a Catalan Pop rock band with Lead singer, Composer and Guitarist Lluís Gavaldà from the village Finnish ( or suomen kieli) is the language spoken by the majority of the population in Finland (92% As of 2006) and by ethnic Finns outside Finnish musician Aki Sirkesalo (b July 25, 1962 in Toijala, Finland &ndash d