Friday, December 14, 2007

Rock's Poet Laureate

Montreal's Leonard Cohen is on his way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Cohen was announced as an inductee Thursday. A panel of 600 industry figures selected the five acts to be inducted at the annual ceremony, to be held March 10 in New York. To be eligible, artists must have issued a first single or album at least 25 years before nomination.
Cohen, 73, went from acclaimed poet to a folk rock icon with "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" in the late 1960s, making him a big part of the singer-songwriter movement.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the recent documentary on Cohen. In a strange small-town twist of fate, Perla Batalla, who sang one of the tributes int he documentary, used to live in the house in which we now reside. Six degrees of Leonard Cohen?

Nick said...

Missed the documentary...strange how so many things are interconnected by coincidence.