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Clinton street

Postby tjheys » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:16 pm

I'm new to the site. Can anyone tell me whereabouts on Clinton street it was that Leonard Cohen lived. The number of the property.
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Re: Clinton street

Postby B4real » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:33 am

Hi John, welcome to the forum!

Sorry, I don't know the specific address. From my Harry Rasky's book I can give you Leonard's actual words, "I finished the lyrics for that song (Famous Blue Raincoat) in a loft on Clinton Street....I began the melody for that song in 1968....In the early seventies I was living with Marianna in a loft on Stanton Street......"

Seems he did live in loft at 179 Stanton Street, New York - I haven't checked to see how far apart they are but I know someone who did :) See here: ... apartment/

Seems his actual (Famous) Blue Raincoat was stolen from there.
See here: ... on-street/

I hope this is a little helpful for you!
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Re: Clinton street

Postby tjheys » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:38 am

Many thanks, B4 real. I find your comments very helpful.

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