Leonard Cohen

Debates and Opinions


  • What's wrong with not writing your own songs?

    For our purposes, however, it can be called 'legitimacy.' Thus, the performer who does not perform her own songs is not a continuation of the current of the times (which has consistently applauded those persons who wrote great music, rather than those persons who were great performers; the success of and critical response to Leonard Cohen is a perfect example of this disparity), and lacks the legitimacy that comes from performing one's own music.


  • Which is more moving: Handle's Hallelujah or Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah?

    The commemoration has centered in London, where Handel lived for 49 years, until his death in 1759 at age 74 Hallelujah from Leonard Cohen Cohen spent years struggling with his song 'Hallelujah.' . He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down."[1] "Hallelujah" is also the basis for a book on Leonard Cohen, highlighting John Cale and k.D.


  • Very Pessimistic about America's outlook

    You are either a troll account of RoyalPaladin or you sincerely deserve to be sent to 1941 Europe, convert your name to Leonard Cohen, and go live in Germany. : : You are either a troll account of RoyalPaladin or you sincerely deserve to be sent to 1941 Europe, convert your name to Leonard Cohen, and go live in Germany. Who is Leonard Cohen?

  • Greatest Songwriters of All Time

    Dooom/etc) Pete Townsend Geezer Butler <strong> Tier 2</strong> George Harrison Robert Plant Kurt Cobain Curtis Mayfield Dennis DeYoung Leonard Cohen David Bowie Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (Chuck D) Damon Alburn That's a good list to start. <strong>Top Tier</strong> Prince Dolly Parton Bob Dylan Kris Kristofferson McCartney/Lennon Willie Nelson Carole King Holland/Dozier/Holland Robert Diggs (RZA) Keith Thornton (Kool Keith/Dr. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_GzAw2eRo4 ...Germans just don't get it (though, I love the Scorps)Also into tier 2, <strong>Eminem.</strong> No one can weave a story into a rap song like the man can.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:
    Where did Leonard Cohen's career start?
  • A:
    The band began in Montreal.
  • Q:
    Leonard Cohen's songs were released by which recording studio?
  • A:
    The record labels that Leonard Cohen worked with include Columbia Records.
  • Q:
    What class of music does Leonard Cohen play?
  • A:
    Musical tracks by Leonard Cohen are in the folk music genre.
  • Q:
    Which albums have been released by Leonard Cohen?
  • A:
    The following albums were released:
    - Songs of Leonard Cohen
    - Songs From a Room
    - Songs of Love and Hate
    - Live Songs
    - New Skin for the Old Ceremony
    - Greatest Hits
    - The Best of Leonard Cohen
  • Q:
    What instruments are used by Leonard Cohen?
  • A:
    Leonard Cohen plays the guitar and piano.
  • Q:
    Which well known books have been published by writer, Leonard Cohen?
  • A:
    Well known written works include -
    - The Favourite Game
    - Beautiful Losers
    - Book of Longing
  • Q:
    What is a memorable quote by Leonard Cohen?
  • A:
    A famous quote is, "Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."
  • Q:
    Which year was Leonard Cohen inducted into the music Hall of Fame?
  • A:
    Leonard Cohen was inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Q:
    Where was Leonard Cohen born?
  • A:
    Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal.
  • Q:
    Where did Leonard Cohen go to school?
  • A:
    Leonard Cohen was a student at McGill University.
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Awards & Accolades

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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