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, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. 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; he 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. Perhaps Cohen's most famous song, "Hallelujah" was first released on his 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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Hallelujah
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Hallelujah
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Wandering Heart (The Road Is Too Long)
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Wandering Heart (The Road Is Too Long)
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Famous Blue Raincoat
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Famous Blue Raincoat
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The Partisan
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The Partisan
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I'm Your Man
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I'm Your Man
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Who By Fire
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Who By Fire
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You Want It Darker
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You Want It Darker
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Suzanne
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Suzanne
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Suzanne
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Suzanne
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Closing Time
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Closing Time
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Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
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Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
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Alexandra Leaving
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Alexandra Leaving
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Night Comes On
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Night Comes On
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Nevermind
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Nevermind
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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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The Future
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The Future
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Take This Waltz
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Take This Waltz
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Sisters Of Mercy
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Sisters Of Mercy
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Tower of Song
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Tower of Song
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So Long, Marianne
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So Long, Marianne
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Chelsea Hotel #2
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Chelsea Hotel #2
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Anthem
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Anthem
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Everybody Knows
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Everybody Knows
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2008
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2008-06-29T04:21:23
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Jun
2008

Glastonbury: 2008

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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