“Leonard Cohen Dead at 82”

“Leonard Cohen Dead at 82” November 11, 2016

 

A 2008 photo of Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen in 2008 (Wikimedia Commons)

 

This is really sad news:

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/leonard-cohen-dead-at-82-w449792

 

I’ve been a big Leonard Cohen fan since I was a teenager in late 1960s California.

 

I came to know him first through his 1967 album Songs of Leonard Cohen.

 

Here are two of the Cohen songs that I first learned (and often played myself):

 

“Suzanne”

 

“Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”

 

This is another favorite from that 1967 album:

 

“So Long Marianne”

 

And here he is in 2009, an elderly man in London, performing one of his best-known pieces:

 

“Hallelujah”

 

 

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