RIP Leonard Cohen

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Canadian singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen passed away last week. He was 82 years old. Cohen is best known as the writer of the popular song "Hallelujah".

In honor of his life it seems fitting to listen to his rendition of the song. You can hear it in the YouTube video below…

 

 

I’ve been reading a book about Leonard Cohen, the history of this song and the many famous people who sang it, called, "The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of ‘Hallelujah’" by Alan Light. If you’d like to learn more about the song and how it became so popular, check it out. It’s a fascinating read.

RIP Leonard Cohen

Image: By Takahiro Kyono, CC BY 2.0.

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