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by John Etherington
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Nana Mouskouri
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Nana Mouskouri

It's good to see that Nana Mouskouri is still going strong. She's 84 on Saturday and playing at the Royal Festival Hall on 17th. I know that Nana and Leonard respected each other's work. Here's Nana's version of Hallelujah" (2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sln6baxM2Ts
by John Etherington
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: R.I.P Charles Aznavour (aged 94)
Replies: 3
Views: 573

R.I.P Charles Aznavour (aged 94)

Here's one of his most famous songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpJLtQmIv4o
by John Etherington
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Hattie Webb/Conchaband
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

Hattie Webb/Conchaband

Includes a lovely version of "Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye" at the beginning. Here's the Facebook link:

https://www.facebook.com/hattiewebbmusi ... 0MDQ2MDU4/
by John Etherington
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Linda Em
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Linda Em

Looking forward to Linda Em's E.P. Launch, with special guest Julie Felix, at The Water Rats pub in King's Cross (where Adam Cohen first played in London):

https://afterdark.co/events/london/the- ... -ep-launch
by John Etherington
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Linda Em
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Linda Em

Press release fore Linda Em's new E.P,. includes this: "Linda draws an ethereal energy flow from her inspirations, citing numerous artists as influences, including Leonard Cohen, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Portishead, Hank Williams, Ennio Morricone and the poetry of Ted Hughes". http://www.talkingelep...
by John Etherington
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Other music
Topic: Linda Em
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Linda Em

I don't think Linda Em has been mentioned on here, before. She is a superb new singer from Ireland who appeared at Julie Felix's 80th birthday concert in London this summer. Here is a track from her debut E.P.released this month:

https://elsantodelrock.com/2018/08/31/l ... two-hands/
by John Etherington
Tue May 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix article in Guardian (May 2018) mentions Leonard
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Julie Felix article in Guardian (May 2018) mentions Leonard

The remaining seats for Julie's 80th birthday concert at the Charing Cross Theatre are rapidly being sold:

https://tickets.charingcrosstheatre.co. ... tPlan.aspx

It's only a small theatre, so all seats should be okay.
by John Etherington
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Re: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)

Details of Julie's 80th birthday gig at the Charing Cross Theatre, in June:

http://charingcrosstheatre.co.uk/theatr ... -a-la-vida
by John Etherington
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Tribute concerts, Cover versions & Soundtracks
Topic: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

Re: My Dream "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Concert

UrPal - I tend to disagree that "Is This What You Wanted" is a good choice of a song to cover. It's one of Leonard's most tuneless songs and also an intensely personal one. Thus, only Leonard can really get away with singing it.
by John Etherington
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Related Artists
Topic: Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Julie Felix Interview (including how she met Leonard)

Don't miss this wonderful interview with Julie from last year!

https://vimeo.com/166772336?ref=fb-share&1
by John Etherington
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Why Leonard waited until 1967 to begin his musical career
Replies: 2
Views: 2852

Re: Why Leonard waited until 1967 to begin his musical career

Hi Myrtone, I'm surprised no one has answered this, until now. Although Leonard played in a country group called the Buckskin Boys when he was at school, his chosen career was writing poetry and novels. Also, he was primarily living an idyllic life on Hydra with Marianne from the early Sixties. When...

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