Leonard Cohen | Iconic Singer

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:


One of his most famous compositions is “Hallelujah,” a song released on 1984’s Various Positions.

  •  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.

CBC, 1980. ‘Authors’ with Patrick Watson:



Westmount is an affluent suburb on the Island of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec. It is an enclave of the city of Montreal.

Traditionally, the community of Westmount has been a wealthy and predominantly anglophone enclave, having been at one point the richest community in Canada.

The Village of Côte St-Antoine was first incorporated in 1874. It later became the Town of Côte St-Antoine. It was renamed Westmount, in 1895, reflecting the geographical location of the city on the southwest slope of Mount Royal and the presence of a large English-speaking population.

1 Comment

  1. 1000T0wns

    Great comment from eejee_art in Instagram:

    It’s funny how sometimes you walk amongst giants and fails to acknowledge they’re at reach or to see their glory… all you see of them is just the guy that , for example, humbly walked to the convenience store to buy a “pack” and you don’t know how significant and important they are till very later

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