lulu - singer salutes leonard (and considers her own mortality)

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lulu - singer salutes leonard (and considers her own mortality)

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:39 pm

...Obviously 2016 was a sobering year for anyone in the music industry, seeing so many legends die. Bowie passed away just over a year ago, leaving Lulu reeling.

She didn’t know he was ill and they hadn’t been in touch for years. ‘It’s so shocking when people like Bowie just die like that. George Michael just died like that – no warning. I mean someone like Leonard Cohen, we knew he was going to die, but even so...’

Lulu (pictured above last year) has a UK tour in October and, she says, there are plans for some US gigs too
Does the loss of contemporaries make someone like her consider their own mortality?

She considers the question. ‘I wouldn’t say people dying puts the fear of God into me; what it puts into me is the sense of unbelievable gratitude for what I have,’ she says. ‘When you get to my age it’s not about sitting in fear. It’s about being grateful and enjoying the present’...


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