Leonard Cohen (1934) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. He also plays guitar, piano, keyboards and synthesizer. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships.
His song ‘Suzanne’ (1966) became a hit and was for many years his most covered song. It was this song that took my attention; since then I am a great fan.
This week, on August 22 (2012), he gave a concert in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. I was there with family and friends.
With a concert of nearly four hours Cohen stunned his audience. The background singers of Cohen (The Webb Sisters, supplemented with fixed background singer Sharon Robinson) were also masterly.
In his old age Leonard Cohen succeeded like no other to move three generations of music lovers.