I stumbled upon a site dedicated to Leonard Cohen called Leonard Cohen Files. Do me a favor and click on the link, then click on the link in the menu on the left for “Tributes and Covers” and in the box under his photo, click on “All Covers.”
Holy cow! I mean, how many people have covered Bird on a Wire?
Okay, check out this video for Because Of by Cohen.
Better yet, check out this classic Canada National Film Board movie, “Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen” from 1965. Seriously, there is incredible footage in there including of Montreal in the mid-’60s (also available on the NFB website). The hairstyles are especially troubling.
Man, that hair just makes me want to cry.
(photo is by Ratnesh Mathur, India 1999)