Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Janet "Planet" Morrison was Van Morrison's wife and muse. During their tumultuous marriage Van released some of his most memorable albums including: Astral Weeks, Moondance, Tupelo Honey, His Band & the Street Choir. She is featured on the cover of Morrison's album Tupelo Honey, astride a white stallion wearing a long flowered dress. The doe-eyed beauty is said to have inspired the songs: Ballerina, Beside You, Crazy Love, You're My Woman and The Way Young Lovers Do. The couple parted ways in the 70s.
The rest of this post includes some high quality photos of the other "Mrs. Morrison", Pamela Courson.
(photo Scans: Pop Sixties, Jim Morrison Scrapbook; images from Getty)