How many years?

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How many years?

Postby Steven » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:11 am

Hi,

How many years have you been listening to Leonard Cohen's music?
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Re: How many years?

Postby John Etherington » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:20 am

Forty three, as of this Christmas. I bought "The Rock Machine Turns You On " CBS sampler, heard "Sisters of Mercy", and I'd found my world! I bought "Songs From a Room" on its release early in 1969, and followed it promptly with "Songs of Leonard Cohen".
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Re: How many years?

Postby abby » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:55 am

I remember my parents used to play the older songs in their gallery until someone came in and complained that the music was depressing, and they used to play Leonard around the house. My mom forced Leonard on me when I was around 11, and shortly after gave me her copy of Beautiful Losers to read, and I developed my own particularly deep interest (cough, obsession) a couple years later. I'd say 17 years willfully.
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Re: How many years?

Postby abby » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:56 am

I forgot to ask, how about you, Steven?
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Re: How many years?

Postby Stamatina » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:23 am

umm...about two and a half, I guess...
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Re: How many years?

Postby lonndubh » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:55 am

John Etherington wrote:Forty three, as of this Christmas. I bought "The Rock Machine Turns You On " CBS sampler, heard "Sisters of Mercy", and I'd found my world! I bought "Songs From a Room" on its release early in 1969, and followed it promptly with "Songs of Leonard Cohen".
It was Sisters of Mercy for me too but I'd say it was out a few years by the time I first heard it !!
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Re: How many years?

Postby Steven » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:48 am

Hi Abby,

It's been about 35 years.
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Re: How many years?

Postby Mordy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:24 pm

Forty three, as of this Christmas. I bought "The Rock Machine Turns You On " CBS sampler, heard "Sisters of Mercy", and I'd found my world! I bought "Songs From a Room" on its release early in 1969, and followed it promptly with "Songs of Leonard Cohen".
Same here, John. I used to love Rock Machine. It seems to have got lost somewhere over the years - or maybe someone borrowed it. Who else was on it? I've forgotten.
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Re: How many years?

Postby 264811403188 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:56 pm

Since February 1973, that is 38 years and nine months.

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Re: How many years?

Postby jerry » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:32 pm

Close to 40 years.
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Re: How many years?

Postby ianinfrance » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:35 am

For ever. I can't think of a time when he wasn't part of my adult life. I came relatively late to non-classical music, and along with The Doors, and Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, Leonard was one of the singers/groups that opened my eyes to the reality that it wasn't all "bubble-gum" music. I heard tracks from "Songs of Leonard Cohen" way back, probably in around '68 or whenever it first came out, and that was it. First saw him at the Isle of Wight in 1970.

So let's just say, 43 years and hope I'm not too far wrong
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Re: How many years?

Postby John Etherington » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:25 pm

Mordy - check this link for "The Rock Machine Turns You On" details (not one dud track)!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rock_M ... rns_You_On
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Re: How many years?

Postby LisaLCFan » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:24 pm

23 years. It all started with I'm Your Man, and now I cannot imagine my life without Leonard's voice and songs. I have never been so deeply affected by any other artist. Leonard Cohen is my shining light, bringing joy and enrichment to my world beyond my wildest imagination. His music will always be with me.
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Re: How many years?

Postby annmarie » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:31 am

Since March 25th 1969....................so almost 43 years! :D :D :D
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Re: How many years?

Postby lightasabreeze » Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:02 am

1969 or 1970 was about the first time, so over 40 years. I had already read his first book by then.
I hope to be listening for a good many more years to come.
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