5 of the late Leonard Cohen’s best tracks
The late singer-songwriter never had a Top 40 hit in the US but he was a deeply influential figure in popular music. Here are five songs that show why
Leonard Cohen, the Canadian-born poet, songwriter and singer whose death was announced yesterday, never had a song in the American top 40, but his influential songs were recorded by performers as disparate as Nina Simone, R.E.M. and Johnny Cash. He was recording right up until the end – his final studio album was released last month.
Here are five of the artist’s most famous recordings
The Guests, 1979
Tower of Song, 1988
Waiting for the Miracle, 1992