This song had a long history with Hooker and Morrison over the years. It was covered by Van Morrison's band Them on their debut album, The Angry Young Them in 1965. The album's sleeve had a comment on the song which read: "John Lee Hooker hailed as one of the greatest R&B singers in the world wrote 'Don't Look Back'....Perhaps it isn't so extraordinary that this soulful ballad sounds uncannily like a Morrison original as the two men have a lot in common." Them's version was also included in songs hand-picked by Morrison on his second greatest hit album, The Best of Van Morrison Volume Two. A live performance in 1979 was also one of the songs featured on Van Morrison's video Van Morrison in Ireland in 1981.