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Leonard Cohen Special

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 January 2013

Leonard Cohen's music is a far cry from the bubble gum sound of 20th & 21st century pop, as he's often accused of creating music to "slit your wrists to". In a special edition of the Culture Cafe, Janice Forsyth calls an unofficial Leonard Cohen Appreciation Society meeting with three other fans - Sylvie Simmons, renowned music journalist, and author of I'm Your Man, The Life of Leonard Cohen; film & TV producer, John Archer, who made a BBC Omnibus - Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen; and music radio producer, Stuart Cruickshank. They dive into the peaks and troughs of the living legend's life and work.


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