R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

@teamfreak16 (40528)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 10, 2016 9:33pm CST
And so, 2016 takes another, this time highly influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. The artist was 82 years old. Cohen had a distinctive croon, and it's difficult to find a band or artist that, at some point, doesn't cite him as an influence. Cohen was great, and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was also a multiple Juno Award winner, and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement. He will be missed.
Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Everybody Knows. (C) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment.
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@JohnRoberts (52340)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Nov 16
Another major musical name passes this year. This is the roughest year for music loss I can remember. Don't forget Cohen was also a poet.
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
Poet, artist, an all- around talent.
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@JohnRoberts (52340)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 He is on innumerable soundtracks. Did you remember he acted on Miami Vice?
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
@JohnRoberts - No, and I was a huge Miami Vice fan in the 80's.
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 16
He had just released a new album I heard about too. I had a couple of his early ones from way back.
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
It's a sad day in music. Been a rough year, music- wise.
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 It really is. They are all about my age! Cohen was a few years older.
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic - He was old, but lived a full life. What a career.
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@FourWalls (12940)
• United States
11 Nov 16
Un-bleeping-believable. The ninth Rock and Roll Hall of Famer we've lost this year. (PS - thanks for not posting "Hallelujah," too obvious and overused.)
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
I posted this because Concrete Blonde's version is @JohnRoberts' favorite by them. Can't go wrong.
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@FourWalls (12940)
• United States
11 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 -- Don Henley also covered "Everybody Knows."
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
@FourWalls - Did not know that. Off to listen.
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• Preston, England
11 Nov 16
A true legend taken from us
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
Yet another one. Sad that a lot of people have no idea who he was.
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• Preston, England
11 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 always loved Susanne (Takes You Down)
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• Bournemouth, England
11 Nov 16
And he had still been touring internationally very recently. That is a real shock.
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
Even at his age, I was shocked. The guy was awesome.
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• Bournemouth, England
11 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 ...Born with the gift of a go-olden voice..,
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• Austin, Texas
17 Dec 16
Yep. Another music legend has departed in 2016. He was 82 and his departure is not so much of a surprise. But the other ones like Prince and David Bowie caught me off guard.
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Dec 16
They were two of my favorites, and I wasn't expecting either of them. Prince surprised me the most.
@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
20 Nov 16
Leonard Cohen didn't appeal to me, but I know the world will be a lesser place without him
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov 16
He certainly had a very distinct style.
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@silvermist (19905)
• India
11 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 When I think of Cohen two songs come to mind--Hallelujah and I 'm your man.
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@teamfreak16 (40528)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov 16
Both great songs.
@TRBRocks420 (73965)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Rest in peace Leonard Cohen. Sad to hear this and, great song.
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
11 Nov 16
I heard this in the news last night, a great loss.
@JolietJake (50030)
• United States
11 Nov 16
I did not know until today that he wrote 'Hallelujah' I didn't realize he wrote 'Everybody Knows' either, I had only heard Don Henley sing it
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@topffer (33286)
• France
11 Nov 16
Sad news. He was writing great lyrics, and he would have probably been a better choice for a Nobel prize than Dylan, but it is too late now.
@JudyEv (119065)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov 16
I heard this news just an hour or so ago. He wasn't the greatest singer but he was sure influential. At 82, he couldn't be considered that old either. RIP.