Happy 82nd birthday to Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

September 21st is the 82nd birthday of Canadian icon and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Leonard Cohen.

82 years old!

Amazingly, Cohen is still going strong, with a new album, You Want It Darker due out on October 21st.

Cohen is one of the most remarkable songwriters of any generation.  You’ve no doubt heard his classic song Hallelujah, which has been covered by everyone from Jon Bon Jovi to the late Jeff Buckley. His album Old Ways (2012) debut on the Billboard charts at number 3, his best charting release ever on that countdown. Meanwhile, at home in Canada, Leonard Cohen has had multiple albums top the charts.

To celebrate the birthday of Leonard Cohen, we’ve compiled some of his his classic songs for your listening pleasure, along with the title to track to You Want It Darker. You can also see his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Lou Reed.

 

YOU WANT IT DARKER

 

CLOSING TIME

FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN

EVERYBODY KNOWS

HALLELUJAH

LOU REED INDUCTS LEONARD COHEN INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

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