Creative people are often thought to be somewhere on the autism scale because they do not think conventionally. Van Morrison would definitely fit that bill. Although his biggest hit “Brown Eyed Girl” is a relatively traditional pop song, his other efforts are not. He is not autistic though. He has never shunned the spotlight for any length of time and he has never claimed to be. It may seem that every person who creates off beat music or art could be autistic, and some are, not everyone is. Speculation and rumor plague the recording and film industries though, so this is no wonder.