Leonard Cohen (b. 21st September 1934 in Montréal, Quebec) is a Canadian poet, novelist and musician. His musical career has largely overshadowed his prior work as a poet and novelist, although he continued to publish poetry sporadically after his breakthrough in the music industry. In 1967, disappointed with his lack of financial success as a writer, Cohen moved to the United States to pursue a career as a folk music singer-songwriter. ...show more
Leonard Cohen (b. 21st September 1934 in Montréal, Quebec) is a Canadian poet, novelist and musician. His musical career has largely overshadowed his prior work as a poet and novelist, although he continued to publish poetry sporadically after his breakthrough in the music industry. In 1967, disappointed with his lack of financial success as a writer, Cohen moved to the United States to pursue a career as a folk music singer-songwriter.
During the 1960s, he was a fringe figure in Andy Warhol's "Factory" crowd. Warhol speculated that Cohen had spent time listening to Nico in clubs and that this had influenced his musical style. His song "Suzanne" became a hit for Judy Collins and was for many years his most covered song. After performing at a few folk festivals, he came to the attention of Columbia Records representative John H.
Hammond who signed Cohen to a record deal. Musically, Cohen's early songs are based in folk music, in terms of both melody and instrumentation; from the 1970s, though, his work begins to show the influence of various types of popular and cabaret music. Since the 1980s he has typically sung in a deep bass register, accompanied by synthesisers and female backing vocals. Despite not embarking on a tour since 1993, Cohen was forced to go on the road in 2008, following the alleged misappropriation of over five million U.S. ...show less
Albums & Singles by Leonard Cohen
The Essential Leonard Cohen
Death of a ladies man / Recent songs / The future
Ten New Songs
Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979
Songs of L. Cohen / Songs of love and hate / New skin for the old ceremony
More Best Of
I'm Your Man / Various Postitions / Songs from a Room
Cohen Live - Leonard Cohen Live In concert
The Future/Ten New Songs
SO LONG, MARIANNE
I'm Your Man
Playlists Containing Tracks by Leonard Cohen
Tango (Without The Wrist Slitting)
Encore! Encore! Encore!
Relaxing Songs - More than 700 songs to relax
Sweet Love (Seduction)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Playlist
Carp Fishing Accountants Sixtieth
The Nostalgia Playlist
Gloomy autumn (aka Melancholy)
The One Song You Must Hear (Open Ed.)
Dinner With Friends
La Playlist Acoustique
NME: The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Ghoulies 'They'll get you in the end' (Hallow…
Sons Of Anarchy (music from the show)
500 Greatest Lost tracks
Sad and beautiful songs.
Bon Iver: The Influences
Sad Songs to Cry
POP! by Jason
100 Magnificently Sad Songs
1001 Songs you must hear before you die
Greatest Lyrics of All Time
Songs of origin
Back to School Songs
70's & 80's
Heartbreaking Singer/Songwriter Playlist
The Lemonheads covers and projects
Playlists We Love
Weekly Top 100 Tracks
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UK TOP 40 CHART
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New Releases UK
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New Releases USA
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The World's Most Perfect Pop Songs
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The very latest under-the-radar tracks you need to hear
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Songs To Fall Asleep To
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USA TOP 40 CHART
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