LEONARD COHEN

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BIOGRAPHY :
Leonard Cohen was born September 21, 1934 in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) in a family of Polish Jewish origin. As a teenager, he wrote his first poems and published his first book in 1956. He will spend the following years in the writing goes out several collections of poetry, but also two novels. The guitar, which he learned when he was a teenager, will enable it to music in his works. In 1967 he released his first folk album firmly rooted his time who will give him some notoriety. His deep voice and minimalist music deceive the public and Leonard Cohen will pass through the seventies and eighty in becoming one of the songwriters in the most anticipated release of each new album.

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His songs are the subject many times and titles like "Suzanne" or "Hallelujah" became classics. In the mid ninety's, Leonard Cohen decided to curb his career, retiring in a Buddhist monastery where he spent five years. During this period, he released no albums and his return in 2001 with "Ten New Songs" will be a success. Leonard Cohen is sacred Companion of the Order of Canada in 2003, a large Canadian distinction. Despite his age, he has lost none of his talent as a singer and in 2006 he published a new book of poetry. In 2008, he moved around the world at a major series of concerts that will bring together thousands of spectators and attract criticism, proof that Leonard Cohen has a special place in the hearts of audiences.

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