Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
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by Leonard Cohen

Biography

21 September 1934, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A graduate in English Literature from McGill and Columbia Universities, Cohen first made an impression as a novelist. The Favorite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966) offered the mixture of sexual and spiritual longing, despair and black humour, prevalent in his lyrics. Two early songs, ‘Suzanne’ and ‘Priests’, were recorded by folk singer Judy Collins, and the former was also included on Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967), the... Read more

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singer-songwriter
folk
blues
canadian
rock
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