Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Post by smile » Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:56 am

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and spiritual thoughts.

Life is love so treasure every day.........
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Happy birthday

Post by David Averbuch » Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:52 pm


I added an original (and quiet weird) tribute to Leonard Cohen in
http://www.pomage.com. Search there for To Your 71st Birthday.

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Happy Birthday!

Post by teatrapa » Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:13 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard!

I'm sorry if I say just your name like we know eachother for long time, but I feel like that. There's a singer in spain (Joaquin Sabina) that made a song for you in his last CD, he is very famous in Spain like Luis Eduardo Aute that also wrote a song for you. It's nice to see that the singers I like admire's also the author I admire.

I wish you the best. Hope we can meet soon.

Pablo Trepat.
Barcelona, Spain.
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Post by jarkko » Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:33 am


Birthday card created by Maarten Massa, Belgium

Click here for a full-size pic:

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Post by jarkko » Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:35 am

...and Kadir Ercan (Germany/Turkey) made this on behalf of the Chatroom activists!

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Happy 71st, Leonard! Sincerely, M Frost.

Post by mfrost » Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:48 pm

May you have a graceful delight of a wonderful birthday. You have been in my heart since I first heard Songs of Leonard Cohen in the 60s. I've been thrilled to see you at three concerts in the Bay Area, and I still remember the first one very well, in Berkeley, where you opened and closed with Bird on a Wire (your final encore of many, this at the end of your tour), and we the audience gave you a very long standing ovation that continued well after the crew began tearing down the stage. The ovation was well deserved.

I would love to see you in concert again and give several more long standing ovations.

Thank you for all your words.

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Post by Willy » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:58 pm

Dear Leonard,

We want to wish you a very very happy birthday and many more years to come.
We will drink a “Red Needle’ to your health and we hope that we can enjoy your music for a very long time.

Congratulations from Holland. Wijbe and Willy Lageveen.
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Post by lsign » Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:06 pm

Dear Mr. Cohen
Looking forward to the upcomming tour who had belived that it would ever happend agin i am very very greatfull and happy about it.
I am 35 and did never think i would have to see the greatest man on earth live so i am happy as can be.
I am greatfull for the living whit the music of you.
You bring tears and happines in to the life whit the music you are making.
I collect everything i can find whit you specily the live music is very very interesting.
I am glad that you tell the world about you though and life thrue your songs.
I have a hope that it will be possibel for you to visit Denmark next year. You shall be so very welcome and i know it will be difficult to get ticket but if you are comming back to denmark we will see us here.
Thanks for all the happy moment you brought to me in many years now.


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Post by Judith » Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:12 pm

Happy birthday Leonard

Your words and music have been my companions for many years now.

I wish you health and happiness for the year to come.

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Happy Birthday Mr. Cohen!

Post by Rabbit » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:16 am

Thankyou Jarkko for posting Leonard's address at one stage on this thread. I sent him a card that I hope will make it in time. That did look like a management address - I certainly hope Leonard will read the card himself...
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Post by Hanna » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:37 am

"I love your body and your spirit and your clothes"

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Post by bosola » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:07 pm

Dear Mr Cohen,

it's hard to find the appropriate way of saying thank you to someone you never met personally, yet who's connected to so many determining moments of your life. I work as a theater director. Your songs gave me persistent inspiration whether it be stage, personal or just the everyday routine of getting by. They shared me different ways of dealing with cracks, how to live with or even use them. Thank you for all that. I wish you health and a very happy birthday.

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Post by Tim » Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:07 am

Dear Leonard,

Happy Birthday! best wishes for a great day, and an even greater year (and many more of them)

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Post by Linda » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:10 am

Happy Birthday dear Leonard

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Post by Bobbie » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:49 am

Dear Leonard,

Here we are... all your old, loyal, and diehard friends straggling in one by one, road weary and bleary eyed, just so we can give you our birthday greetings. I don't know if you've reached the point yet of being glad another one has rolled around - I suspect there's a fine line with that... "Oh no, it's another birthday!" VS "Phew! I made it to another birthday!" I remember long dark nights when I was a little girl (no street lights where I used to live), I'd lie awake at night and think... "I hope I make it till Christmas."

Ain't life a hoot?

Happy Birthday, dear man... thanks for everything.

Bobbie Chalou
Virginia (but always a Mainer)
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