Leonard Cohen
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1934-09-21
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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen Biography (Wikipedia)

Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. His work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.

Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s, and did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), was followed by three more albums of folk music: Songs from a Room (1969), Songs of Love and Hate (1971) and New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies' Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from Cohen's previous minimalist sound. In 1979, Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and Oriental and Mediterranean influences. "Hallelujah" was first released on Cohen's studio album Various Positions in 1984. I'm Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen's turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992, Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest.

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Lady Midnight
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Lady Midnight
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Last Year's Man
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Last Year's Man
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The Old Revolution
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The Old Revolution
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You Want It Darker
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You Want It Darker
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Dance Me To the End of Love
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Dance Me To the End of Love
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First We Take Manhattan
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First We Take Manhattan
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Sisters Of Mercy
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Sisters Of Mercy
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The Stranger Song
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The Stranger Song
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If You Are The Dealer (Solomun edit)
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If You Are The Dealer (Solomun edit)
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Master Song
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Master Song
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Hallelujah
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Hallelujah
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Tonight We'll Be Fine - Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
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Tonight We'll Be Fine - Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
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You Know Who I Am (Top Gear, 11 Aug 1968)
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You Know Who I Am (Top Gear, 11 Aug 1968)
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So Long, Marianne
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So Long, Marianne
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Traveling Light
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Traveling Light
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Hallelujah
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Hallelujah
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Glastonbury: 2008
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2008

Glastonbury: 2008

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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