Saturday, 12 November 2016

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Angels sing Hallelujah as Leonard Cohen dies at 82(Biography)

Leonard Cohen 'Hallelujah'

It shows how iconic the Leonard Cohen was to trend in a country like Nigeria.In Africa when a man dies at a ripe age such as 82,we don't cry but we celebrate his life.So it's appropriate to says Leonard Cohen Hallelujah for a life well spent.
But life ain't that simple is it?If you loved someone ,even if they die at a hundred,you still feel a tinge of sadness,except they were in pain and you were hoping for a merciful death.

The iconic Leonard had been around as far back as far back as 50 years ago.But it was his classic song Hallelujah that brought him to the consciousness of a new audience.The song was covered over 300 times by different artist and the versions of Jeff Buckley in 1994 and Alexanra Burke in 2008 that really spread it to a wider audience.
Leonard Cohen biography states his date and place of birth as September 21st, 1934, in Westmount, Quebec. He learned guitar as a teenager and formed a folk group called the
Buckskin Boys. Early exposure to Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca turned him toward poetry – while a flamenco guitar teacher convinced him to trade steel strings for nylon. Cohen published the poetry collection Flowers for Hitler (1964) and the novels The Favourite Game(1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966).

In 1966,he met folk singer Judy Collins, who later that year included two of his songs, including the early hit "Suzanne," on her album In My Life. His New York milieu included Andy Warhol, the Velvet Underground, and, most importantly, the haunting German singer Nico, whose despondent delivery he may have emulated on his exquisite 1967 album Songs of Leonard Cohen.

Cohen's relationship with Suzanne Elrod during most of the Seventies resulted in two children, the photographer Lorca Cohen and Adam Cohen, who leads the group Low Millions. Cohen was well known for his wandering ways, and his most stable relationships were with backing singers Laura Branigan, Sharon Robinson, Anjani Thomas, and, most notably, Jennifer Warnes, who he wrote with and produced (Warnes frequently performed Cohen’s music).


Last moth he had made a statement saying-"I am ready to die," after his final album You want it darker produced by his son Adam had been finished. "I hope it's not too uncomfortable. "That's about it for me" he said.
The Canadian legend later said he was "exaggerating." "I’ve always been into self-dramatization," Cohen said last month. "I intend to live forever.”
Well,you will live for ever in our hearts Leonard..RIP








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