From Westmount, Quebec
Leonard Norman Cohen is a legendary singer, poet, songwriter and artist.
Born in 1934 in a suburb of Montreal, Westmount, Quebec
Died in 2016 in Los Angeles, California
Singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, painter… Leonard Cohen was known for his poetic lyrics, iconic songs and baritone voice.
An early writer and guitarist, Cohen began to compose and release folk-rock and pop songs by the mid-1960s.
CBC, 1966. Leonard Cohen talks about the poetic mind
- 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 honour.
- In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.
CBC, 1980. ‘Authors’ with Patrick Watson