First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin.

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2016 has been a devastating year for the music business and today we say goodbye to yet another legend, Leonard Cohen.

A Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.

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Marianne Ihlen passed away on July 29th. She was 81 years old. Marianne. She was Leonard Cohen’s muse and inspired songs like “Bird on a Wire” and “So Long, Marianne”

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When Leonard Cohen found out about the death of Marianne he wrote this letter .

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I know he died at the age of 82 which is a good age but somehow my heart is still filled with sadness because yet another legend and hero of my youth has left us for that malt shop, in the sky.

Finishing up with some of his classics.

Rest in peace Mr Cohen. Please give our regards to David Bowie,Glen Frey, Prince,John Berry,Merle Haggard,Maurice White,Denise Matthews,Paul Kantner and all the others that went ahead of you .

 

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