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“For the first time in my life I am not depressed. I am happy.” Leonard Cohen - 2001

That quote, referring to the dissipation of the depression that had plagued Leonard Cohen's adult life, is from "Leonard Cohen, Happy At Last" by Mireille Silcott (Saturday Night: Sept 15, 2001). These impressive photos, the first two of which were used to illustrate the article, are by Gabriel Jones ....
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03/19/2017 at 14:13. Facebook
"All of us are footnotes to the words of Chuck Berry" Leonard Cohen

Chuck Berry, a founding member of rock & roll who enriched culture with such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday. He and Leonard Cohen were the first two recipients of PEN New England's Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in 2012. At that time, Leonard declared...
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Chuck Berry, Leonard Cohen Get First PEN Songwriting Awards

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03/18/2017 at 09:39. Facebook
Video: Rare Leonard Cohen Performance Of Az Der Rebe Zingt – Vienna 1976

Leonard Cohen performed “Az Der Rebe Zingt,” a light-hearted Yiddish folk song, in only 9 concerts and never released the song on a recording. This performance (Vienna 1976) is the only one for which a video is available. The song's lyrics (with English translation) and notes about the venue can be found at [ Goo.gl Link...
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Leonard Cohen - Un As Der Rebbe Zingt - Arena 1976

Leonard Cohen - Un As Der Rebbe Zingt Arena Besetzung (ursp. Auslandsschlachthof) Zeit: Sommer 1976 Technik: 16mm Farbfilm.

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The New York Times Magazine's music issue discusses the direction that music is evolving. They conclude that, "Maybe decades ago you could aim your songs at a mass market, but music does not really have one of those anymore. Artists have to figure out whom they’re speaking to and where they’re speaking from." Leonard's song "You Want It Darker" is one of the songs beautifully featured in the...
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25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going

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Video: “Listen To The Hummingbird” by Leonard Cohen. The audio recording of Leonard Cohen reciting his “sweet little song” is from the Oct 13, 2016 You Want It Darker Event in Los Angeles.

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Leonard Cohen Recites "Listen To The Hummingbird"

These lines, described as a “sweet little song" Leonard Cohen "has been working on." were recited at the Oct 13, 2016 You Want It Darker Event in L.A.

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Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows

(C) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment. Leonard Cohen's official video for his live performance of Everybody Knows. Click to listen to Leonard Cohen on Spotify: h...

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“The real weapons of mass destruction are the hardened hearts of humanity”

This quotation is from Leonard Cohen’s March 30, 2007 appearance on the Norwegian TV talk show “Først & sist.”

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LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN - WHO ARE LEONARD COHEN FANS

The Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is seeking Leonard Cohen fans to take part in an artistic tribute to the great man! The requirements for participants follow:

You are fond of and very familiar with the album I’m Your Man.
You have cherished Cohen’s music for decades.
You live in Montreal or close to Montreal.
You are a...
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The lyric video for "Traveling Light” is a beautiful memorial of Leonard Cohen, created by You Want It Darker album collaborator Sammy Slabbinck under the guidance of Cohen's son and producer Adam Cohen.

Leonard Cohen - Traveling Light (Lyric)

Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Traveling Light. (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/5KdNqi

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Rolling Stone featured Leonard Cohen in a Flashback article and video recently. Andy Greene recalls the story of Leonard's 1985 concert in Poland, a turbulent time for that country, and shares Leonard's haunting acoustical performance of Chelsea Hotel #2.

Flashback: Leonard Cohen Stuns With 'Chelsea Hotel #2' in 1985

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"I can tell you that the Stamp Committee has again received a proposal to honour Leonard Cohen. And you can help make it happen by sending letters of support to Canada Post," From Robert Waite: Chair of Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee.

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Dear Canada, Put Leonard Cohen On A Stamp

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If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game
If you are the healer, it means I'm broken and lame
If thine is the glory then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker (Lyric)

Leonard Cohen's official lyric video for You Want It Darker. Click to listen to Leonard Cohen on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/LCspotifyGH Click to listen to Y...

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Twenty-four years ago, when Leonard Cohen appeared on the BBC TV show, Later with Jools Holland, the host asked if he believed he was an optimistic person. Leonard's reply is as pertinent, penetrating, and powerful today as it was in 1993.

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Judy Collins, whose early recordings of Leonard Cohen's music first introduced the Canadian singer-songwriter to a wide audience, paid tribute to her fellow worker in song at the 59th Recording Academy / GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2017 with a gorgeous cover of Suzanne that earned a standing ovation.

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Premiere Performance #4 | 59th GRAMMYs

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This past weekend, Jennifer Hudson took to the stage at the Clive Davis annual pre-Grammy party to perform a rendition of Leonard Cohen's classic "Hallelujah.”
I've had choices since the day that I was born
There were voices that told me right from wrong
If I had listened, I wouldn't be here today
Living and dying with the choices I've made

Leonard Cohen - Choices (Audio)

The song "Choices" from the album Cant Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour Live. Buy the album: Amazon - http://smarturl.it/Amazon_CantForget?IQid=ytd.lc.ch...

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There ain’t no cure for love, but you can save 14% at the official Leonard Cohen merch store today through to Valentine’s Day, just enter code 'nocure' at checkout.

I used to love the rainbow
And I used to love the view
Another early morning, I'd pretend that it was you
But I caught the darkness baby
And I got it worse than you

Leonard Cohen - Darkness ( Audio)

Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Darkness. (C) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment. All text, images and photographs (C) 2011 by Old Ideas, LLC. http://vevo...

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A touching musical tribute to Leonard Cohen occurred in New York City last week.

Musicians Celebrate Leonard Cohen’s Holy, Humorous, Horny Legacy

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Photos: Leonard Cohen & His Crew On Tour 1974: These photos of Leonard Cohen and his crew were taken by Emily Bindiger, who was a backup singer, along with Erin Dickins, during the 1974 and 1975 Tours.

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