Obituary to Leonard Cohen

On November 7, one of the most relevant and influential singers of the 20th century died.

Leonard Cohen was born on September 21 (1934), he was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, and painter.

His work mostly explored religion, politics, isolation sexuality and personal relationships.

He received a lot of awards like for example: Prince of Asturias in 2011.

Leonard 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 years.

His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), was followed by three more albums of folk music: “Song from a Room”, “Songs of love and hate” and “New Skin for the old ceremony”.

In 1979 Cohen returned with more traditional songs, which blended his acoustic style witch Jazz and Oriental Mediterranean influences, Hallelujah one of his most famous song was released in 1984.

The album “I’m your man” in 1988 was his most popular one.

Some of the most important songs include: “Dance me to the end of love”, “Suzanne”, “Every body knows”, “First we take Manhattan”, “Take the waltz”.

Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 at his home in Los Angeles; cancer was a contributing cause.

As a tribute to his contribution to art music and poetry we would like to finish with videos of two of his songs, we really like.

We hope you enjoy them.

Andrea Pérez Rivas

Niso Abecasis Barchilón

 

 

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