Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Leonard Cohen‘s birthday today

Leonard and Allen

Allen Ginsberg & Leonard Cohen – woodcut by George A Walker

– don’t miss our extensive collection of links and hommage to Leonard Cohen (from back in 2014)

Leonard and Dylan –  Check out “Dylan Sings “Hallelujah” and the Praises of Leonard Cohen” in American Songwriter

Don’t miss David Remnick’s Farewell profile in The New Yorker

Michelle L. Rice, the Cohen estate’s lawyer, in response to the egregious use of  “Hallelujah” (twice!) at the recent RNC  – “”We are surprised and dismayed that the RNC would proceed knowing that the Cohen Estate had specifically declined the RNC’s use request, and (at) their rather brazen attempt to politicize and exploit in such an egregious manner…Had the RNC requested another song, ‘You Want it Darker,’ for which Leonard won a posthumous Grammy in 2017, we might have considered approval of that song.”

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