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    Default R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

    Sad to hear of the death of Leonard Cohen this morning.

    I'm not a great fan, but can't dispute his substantial influence on music since the sixties.

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    The Godfather of Gloom. RIP.

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    RIP LC

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    RIP

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    hasta la vista, Lenny, Hallelujah
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    He may have had a gloomy voice but his lyrics were often quite uplifting.

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    Joni Next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygote23 View Post
    Joni Next!
    She certainly looked extremely frail in a photograph I saw of her the other day.

    That will be a very sad day for me.
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    Their music doesn't die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    Their music doesn't die.
    Yep, it never gets older either, at least they'll be remembered by many, which is more than most of us will ever boast.

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    Maybe it is time I listened to his music.
    I have a Rock and I'm not afraid to use it.

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    I went into my local Oxfam books and music store and they were playing Cohen's live in london on CD. Usually they put the CD cover on a little 'now playing' stand on the counter but this one was kept out of sight. I asked which album it was and the young lady found the sleeve, showed me and put it on the stand. Immediately a bloke snatched it off and told her off, then put it back out of reach. My response was to immediately leave the store. It was depressing me anyway, I cannot stand his delivery.

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    The only experience of Leonard Cohen's music I have had is Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley and famous blue raincoat by Jennifer Warnes were she covered songs by him. Never actually heard him on the hifi. Wonder if he's on Amazon prime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batty View Post
    Maybe it is time I listened to his music.
    Have a listen on Spotify or similar Steve and report back.

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    I listened to the essential 3 cd collection, couldn't make the 3rd volume, whilst I like the songs, his voice seriously, I found boring as hell.
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    my sentiments for Bob Dillon. Some excellent songs, but bloody awful voice. As for Lenny, nobody does them better than he! IMHO, of course. In my top 50 pop song chart, there would be half a dozen, or more, of his offerings, again, my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat's squirrel View Post
    ...As for Lemmy, nobody does them better than he!
    Fixed that for you.

    20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please God, don't take Kevin Bacon

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    Lemmy doing Cohen. About as ridiculous as Trump doing gracious. Now Slash is a different kettle of phish...
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