Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. He was the first living musician to miss his own induction ceremony. In his place, the Counting Crows performed "Caravan."
Robbie Robertson accepted the Hall of Fame award in Morrison's name. There's a connection with "Caravan" there, as well.
Robbie Robertson was frontman of The Band, whose farewell show was a lavish one titled The Last Waltz, captured on a film directed by Martin Scorsese
. It remains one of the preeminent music documentaries ever made.
Morrison played "Caravan" at The Last Waltz, and his performance is widely considered one of the best of that show (Eric Clapton said it was one of the best live performances ever captured). It's also considered the ultimate Morrison performance of "Caravan," exceeding the original studio recording on Moondance
Music journalist Greil Marcus credited Morrison's "Caravan" with turning the energy of the show around and sparking a strong second half of performances by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Band, and others.