Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away tonight at the age of 82. Cohen is perhaps best known for the song "Hallelujah," although you are more likely to have heard the cover versions by John Cale, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, and many others. He is also the author of multiple novels and poetry collections. Much like David Bowie, Cohen recently released one last great album shortly before his death: You Want It Darker.
- The Amos Music Library staff have created a tribute Spotify playlist, including a few of our personal all-time favorites ("Suzanne" and "Tower of Song").
- We have two albums on CD: Songs from a Room and Various Positions.
- Take a look at a few of his key written works: Book of Longing, Beautiful Losers, and Poems and Songs ...
- ... or Sylvie Simmons' biography I'm Your Man: Life and Times of Leonard Cohen.