Leonard Cohen Biography

Leonard Norman Cohen, (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received a Prince of Asturias Award for literature.

The critic Bruce Eder assessed Cohen's overall career in popular music by asserting that "[he is] one of the most fascinating and enigmatic ... singer/songwriters of the late '60s ... [and] has retained an audience across four decades of music-making ... Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon) [in terms of influence], he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the 1960s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century."

The Academy of American Poets has commented more broadly on Cohen's overall career in the arts, including his work as a poet, novelist, and songwriter, stating that "[Cohen's] successful blending of poetry, fiction, and music is made most clear in Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, published in 1993, which gathered more than 200 of Cohen's poems ... several novel excerpts, and almost 60 song lyrics ... While it may seem to some that Leonard Cohen departed from the literary in pursuit of the musical, his fans continue to embrace him as a Renaissance man who straddles the elusive artistic borderlines."

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Leonard Cohen debuts new song in Dublin

'I've Got A Secret' borrows words from another unreleased song, 'Feels So Good'

  • Sep 16, 2013

Leonard Cohen reschedules UK tour dates for religious reasons

Singer changes Leeds and London shows in September as they were were scheduled on days of solemn religious observance

  • Jul 2, 2013

Leonard Cohen announces UK tour

Legendary Canadian singer will play a string of dates in August and September

  • May 28, 2013

Bono calls Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' the 'most perfect song in the world'

The U2 frontman has heaped praise upon the oft-covered track

  • Dec 24, 2012

Leonard Cohen announces new O2 Arena date

Canadian singer played Wembley Arena twice in 2012

  • Dec 11, 2012

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Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen (cover)

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WHERE ARE YOU GOING, ALIKEL? (Jewish Song)

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Leonard Cohen Reviews

Leonard Cohen - 'Old Ideas'

Leonard Cohen - 'Old Ideas'

Cohen has lost none of his passion

  • Jan 27, 2012

Leonard Cohen - 'Show Me The Place'

A return of his molasses-thick voice

  • Dec 6, 2011

Festival International De Benicassim

Ah yes, the Spanish festival with guaranteed sun that’s a stone’s throw from the beach. Bliss. Castello De La Plana, Spain (July 17-20)

  • Aug 1, 2008

Cohen, Leonard : Ten New Songs

King of misery returns from monastry with synthesizer.

  • Oct 16, 2001

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