Leonard Norman Cohen is a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. Influenced by Irving Layton (Cohen’s mentor and friend), Walt Whitman and Henry Miller, he began his career as a poet and novelist writing about religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships.
By the time he released his first album, 1967’s Songs of Leonard Cohen, he was already 33 years old at an age when most careers in music could be drawing to conclusions. Over the years, he retained the attention of critics and is now considered as one of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer/songwriters of the late ’60s, known for his stunning three-and-a-half-hour concerts, he continues to make music every bit as good as the classics he released five decades ago.

By Noor Aoun

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I’m Your Man

Dance Me to the End of Love

First We Take Manhattan

The Future

So Long, Marianne

Everybody Knows

Who by Fire

Waiting For the Miracle

A Thousand Kisses Deep

In My Secret Life


Bird on a Wire

Famous Blue Raincoat



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