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Leonard Cohen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, and painter. His work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships.[2] Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize. Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s, and did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), was followed by three more albums of folk music: Songs from a Room (1969), Songs of Love and Hate (1971) and New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies' Man was co-written and produced by Phil Spector, which was a move away from Cohen's previous minimalist sound. In 1979 Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz and Oriental and Mediterranean influences. "Hallelujah" was first released on Cohen's studio album Various Positions in 1984. I'm Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen's turn to synthesized productions and remains his most popular album. In 1992 Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest. Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release of Ten New Songs, which was a major hit in Canada and Europe. His eleventh album, Dear Heather, followed in 2004. After a successful string of tours between 2008 and 2010, Cohen released three albums in the final four years of his life: Old Ideas (2012), Popular Problems (2014) and You Want It Darker (2016), the last of which was released three weeks before his death. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leonard Cohen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Sep 21, 1934 In Montréal, Québec, Canada
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First Appeared:
In the movie Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen 1965-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Leonard Cohen: After the Gold Rush 2012-07-17
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Poster of Leonard Cohen: After the Gold Rush
Poster of Yesno
Movie Leonard Cohen: After the Gold Rush 2012-07-17
Movie Yesno (voice) 2010-01-01
Movie Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Self 2009-08-09
Movie Leonard Cohen: Live in London Self 2008-07-17
Movie Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Self 2006-09-11
Movie Beautiful Losers 1997-07-29
Movie Leonard Cohen: Spring 96 1997-01-01
Movie Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival Self 1996-02-15
Movie The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Narrator 1994-06-04
Movie The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Way of Life Narrator 1994-06-04
Movie Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen 1988-07-15
Movie Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire Himself 1974-07-05
Movie Bird on a Wire Himself 1974-07-05
Movie The Ernie Game Singer 1968-11-14
Movie Poen Narrator (voice) 1967-01-01
Movie Angel Man (uncredited) 1966-01-01
Movie Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen Self 1965-01-01
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