Important events in the life, times, and work of Leonard Norman Cohen
Created by DrHGuy on Apr 20, 2011
Last updated: 10/16/15 at 11:22 AM
Tags: Leonard Cohen
Album (Blu-Ray/DVD+CDs) recorded at Dublin’s 02 Arena on September 12, 2013
First concert of 2013 Leonard Cohen European Tour: Palais Omnisports de Paris, Bercy.
Concert at Oakland's Paramount Theatre starts 2013 Leonard Cohen Tour
Opening 2012 Tour Concert includes cover of Save The Last Dance For Me
Leonard Cohen recognized as the Ninth Laureate of The Glenn Gould Prize
L.A. County Superior Court trial: Testimony by L Cohen on April 6 & 9; Guilty verdict returned by jury April 12; Sentencing on April 17, 2012.
Aug 12, 2012 Ghent Show opens Leonard Cohen Tour with North America leg promised in Fall
Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry are the first recipients of the PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Salman Rushdie introduced and conferred the award upon Cohen.
Old Ideas is Leonard Cohen's 12th studio album and his first since Dear Heather came out in 2004.
(Note: Release Date varies by country)
Lover, Lover, Lover (New Skin for the Old Ceremony) Bird on the Wire (Songs From a Room) Chelsea Hotel #2 (New Skin for the Old Ceremony) Heart With No Companion (Various Positions) That Don't Make It Junk (Ten New Songs) Waiting For The Miracle ( The Future) Avalanche (Songs of Love and Hate) Suzanne (Songs of Leonard Cohen The Partisan (Songs From a Room) Famous Blue Raincoat ( Songs of Love and Hate) Hallelujah (Various Positions) Closing Time (The Future)
Introduction Bird On The Wire Intro to So Long, Marianne So Long, Marianne Intro: “Let’s renew ourselves now...” You Know Who I Am Intro to Poems Lady Midnight They Locked Up A Man (poem)/A Person Who Eats Meat/Intro One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong The Stranger Song Tonight Will Be Fine Hey, That’s No Way To Say Good-bye Diamonds In The Mine Suzanne Sing Another Song, Boys The Partisan Famous Blue Raincoat Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
Recorded live on July 17, 2008 at London’s 02 Arena. Dance Me to the End of Love (Various Positions) The Future (The Future) Ain't No Cure for Love (I'm Your Man) Bird on the Wire (Songs from a Room) Everybody Knows (I'm Your Man) In My Secret Life (Ten New Songs) Who by Fire (New Skin for the Old Ceremony) Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye (Songs of Leonard Cohen) Anthem (The Future) Introduction Tower of Song (I'm Your Man) Suzanne (Songs of Leonard Cohen) The Gypsy's Wife (Recent Songs) Boogie Street (Ten New Songs) Hallelujah (Various Positions) Democracy (The Future) I'm Your Man (I'm Your Man) Recitation Take This Waltz (I'm Your Man) So Long, Marianne (Songs of Leonard Cohen) First We Take Manhattan (I'm Your Man) Sisters of Mercy (Songs of Leonard Cohen) If It Be Your Will (Various Positions) Closing Time (The Future) I Tried to Leave You (New Skin for the Old Ceremony) Whither Thou Goest
First concert of Leonard Cohen World Tour: Fredericton, NB
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man documentary released
Philip Glass premieres Book of Longing. Song Cycle Based on the Poetry and Artwork of Leonard Cohen
Drawn to Words world premiere exhibition of Cohen's prints/sketches opens in Toronto , Ontario and Manchester, England.
Blue Alert, Anjani Thomas' album produced by LC, and with his lyrics, is released.
The Golden Gate
Half the Perfect World
No One After You
Never Got to Love You
Crazy to Love You
Thanks for the Dance
Go No More A-Roving Because Of The Letters Undertow Morning Glory On That Day Villanelle for Our Time There for You Dear Heather Nightingale To a Teacher The Faith Tennessee Waltz
In 1991 Cohen was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
In My Secret Life A Thousand Kisses Deep That Don't Make It Junk Here It Is Love Itself By the Rivers Dark Alexandra Leaving You Have Loved Enough Boogie Street The Land of Plenty
Field Commander Cohen The Window The Smokey Life The Gypsy's Wife Lover Lover Lover Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye The Stranger Song The Guests Memories Why Don't You Try Bird on the Wire So Long, Marianne
Everybody Knows I'm Your Man Take This Waltz Tower of Song Anthem Democracy The Future Closing Time Dance Me to the End of Love (live) Suzanne (live) Hallelujah (live) Never Any Good The Great Event
In 1994, Cohen retreated to the Mt. Baldy Zen Center near Los Angeles, beginning what became five years of seclusion at the center. In 1996, Cohen was ordained as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk and took the Dharma name Jikan, meaning "silence". He served as personal assistant to Kyozan Joshu Sasaki Roshi. Photo: "Mount Baldy Zen Center Cabins1" by LinSu Hill from Whittier, California - Flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mount_Baldy_Zen_Center_Cabins1.jpg#/media/File:Mount_Baldy_Zen_Center_Cabins1.jpg
Dance Me to the End of Love (Toronto, June 17, 1993) Bird on the Wire (Toronto, June 17, 1993) Everybody Knows (Vancouver, June 29, 1993) Joan of Arc (Toronto, June 17, 1993) There Is a War (Toronto, June 17, 1993) Sisters of Mercy (Toronto, June 18, 1993) Hallelujah (Austin, October 31, 1988) I'm Your Man (Toronto, June 17, 1993) Who by Fire? (Austin, October 31, 1988) One of Us Cannot Be Wrong (San Sebastian, May 20, 1988) If It Be Your Will (Austin, October 31, 1988) Heart with No Companion (Amsterdam, April 19, 1988) Suzanne (Vancouver, June 29, 1993)
Also became a "Companion of the Order of Canada"
Appointment: October 10, 2002
Investiture: October 24, 2003
April 22 - May 30: 26 concerts in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, England, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria June 5 - July 30: 37 concerts in USA and Canada
The music video for his song, "Closing Time" also wins Juno Award for Best Video
The Future Waiting for the Miracle Be for Real Closing Time Anthem Democracy Light as the Breeze Always Tacoma Trailer