Leonard Cohen turns 82 today!

Leonard Cohen turns 82 today!

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leonard_cohenKen Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
I coulda swore he turned 82 last year?

I have tremendous respect for Leonard Cohen and today is his 82nd birthday. Is it wrong for me to say that I actually prefer other people performing his work arguably more than Lenny himself? I think it’s his spartan arrangements that tend to leave interpretation to those who tackle his work. Today we play “Chelsea Hotel #2” and Lloyd Cole’s reading of it.

The original “Chelsea Hotel #2” by Leonard Cohen.

And Lloyd Cole’s cover.

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