Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Conny » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:59 am

...the best of all good things shall happen to you!
A really Happy Birthday and my heartfelt thanks for all your poetry and music - for your voice in my life!

1976&79: Frankfurt| 2008: Lörrach/Berlin/Frankf./Hamburg/Oberhausen| 2009: Cologne/Berlin/Colmar/Barcelona/Vegas/S.José| 2010: Salzburg/Berlin/Wiesbaden/Strasbourg/Marseille/Hannover/Dortmund/Stuttgart/Warsaw/Vegas
2012: Gent/Amsterdam/Berlin/London/Dublin/Verona/Toulon/Paris/Barcelona/Madrid
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by musicmania » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:22 am

Dear Leonard, Happy 80th Birthday. Wishing you a wonderful day. Thank you for the memories.
Leonard Bday Card.jpg
It was suggested to me that we could all have the same profile photo on Facebook, in celebration of your special day by the lovely Maria Viana. She asked me to create an image we could use. This is what I came up with using the cover of Popular Problems for inspiration.
Lots of love, always, from Gwen
2009 Dublin 2010 Lissadell Katowice LV x2 2012 Ghent x2 Dublin x4 Montreal x2 Toronto x2 2013 New York x2 Brussels Dublin x2

Gwen's Leonard Cohen Journey: http://myleonardcohenjourney.wordpress.com/

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by mirka » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:41 am

Happy birthday, Mr. Cohen, thank you for your music.

Sending you best wishes, this time from Poland.
/Warsaw March 22 1985 / Halifax May 16 /Charlottetown May 18 / Dublin June 15 / Vienna Sept 24 2008/
Oakland April 13, 14, 15, San Jose Nov 13 2009/
Las Vegas Dec 11 2010/ Oakland March 2 2013/
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Wirebird » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:57 am

Happy birthday, Leonard :)

85: Oslo 88: Oslo (2x) 93: Oslo 08: Gothenburg 09: Langesund; Bratislava; Prague 10: Malmø; Oslo; Oakland (2x); Las Vegas (2x)
12: Ghent (2x); Halden; Gothenburg; Helsinki; London; Verona; Paris (2x); Lisboa; Montreal (2x); Quebec; NYC; Brooklyn
13: Memphis, New Orleans, Louisville, London (2x), Antwerp, Mannheim, Brussels, Rome, Pula, Stockholm, Odense, Oslo, Bournemouth, Brighton, Birmingham, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wellington (2x), Auckland.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Diane » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:58 am

To me, fair friend,
you can never be
For as you were
when first your
eye I eye’d,
Such seems your beauty

- William Shakespeare

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by quetzalcoatl80 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Léonard, you say that, in your family, you carry hardly attention on birthdays.
Neverthless it is the opportunity, for me, to thank you for having accompanied me, since for so long, on the difficult way of the life.
I wish you an excellent health, many moments of happiness, enjoyments in family and with your friends.
Continue to make us share your poetry and your music.
You have all my respect and my admiration.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Rock Chick » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:15 pm

Happy Birthday dearest Leonard! Thank you for so many special times and giving me wonderful happy memories which will stay with me forever. I wish you good health and all the happiness in the world. You inspire me and you make me smile - thank you. Eternal love, Karen xxx
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by harald » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:17 pm

Happy birthday,
dear Mr. Cohen,
from Harald
1979 Kassel / 1980 Munich / 2008 Munich, Hamburg / 2009 Cologne, Antwerp, Lisbon, Budapest, Barcelona / 2010 Salzburg, Florence, Marseille, Stuttgart, Bratislava / 2012 Ghent, Berlin, Verona, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon / 2013 Paris, Mannheim, Rome, Prague, Pula, Zuerich, Amsterdam
2011 Haiger / 2014 Dublin / 2015 Hydra, Viladrau / 2016 Amsterdam / 2017 Hydra, Balaton / 2019 Yorkshire
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by TineDoes » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29 pm

Dear Mr. Leonard Cohen,
Very Happy 80th Birthday today.
I wish you a wonderful peaceful day with friends and family.
Thank you for your great gift to us: 'Popular Problem's.
"There’s no forsaking what you love ...."

Rotterdam 2008; Antwerpen, Dublin 2009; Gent 2x, Lille , Las Vegas 2x 2010, Gent, Amsterdam, Dublin 2x 2012, Antwerp, Berlin, Rotterdam 2013
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by ewa_Poland » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29 pm

Dear Leonard!
I wish you everything you desire-Happy Brithday.
Thank you the many years of emotions I am waiting for more.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by SylviaB » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Dear Leonard,
mazel tov and like 20 till 100.

A very happy birthday to you. I take today the opportunity to thank you for all your words, poems, music and love. You are an important teacher to me, the most important. I am deeply grateful to have had the possibility to attend your concerts and have met you and so hope, I have the chance to meet you again.

I like to tell you a little story. I visited last year my father for his 96th birthday. And, of course, I bought him some flowers. You know, what he said?: Flowers! I love them, but a l l bring flowers, no one brings some cigars! This in mind and also in mind your wish that you d like to start smoking when you are 80, I tried to build the akropolis for you with the cigaretts, I failed pretty much, but at least there is a silver tablet.
I stopped smoking 22years ago and still miss it every day, unfortunately I can t bring you flowers, nor would I love to see you smoking again, but pretty much on stage... but I hope you like this little photo a bit.

wish you a wonderful day and great year ahead.

be blessed, healthy and creative

love from Berlin

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by hansr » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:40 pm

Dear Mr Cohen,

Have a great birthday. We hope you will be able to keep your songs alive for a long time!!

Hans and Sjanie,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2008 Rotterdam
2009 Antwerp, Colmar, Barcelona
2010 Malmo, Ghent (3x), Strassbourg, Lille
2012 Ghent (2x), Amsterdam (2x), London, Dublin, Paris, Lisbon
2013 Antwerp, Brussels, Lucca, Vienna, Oslo, Manchester, London, Rotterdam, Amsterdam
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Xtineberg » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:49 pm

A happy (just normal working and satisfying ?)BIRTHDAY! Thank you so very much for your words and music and SHOWS!
Rotterdam 2008, Melbourne 2009, Antwerpen 2009, Nimes 2009, Berlin 2010,Gent 2010, Dortmund 2010, Gent 2012 2x, Amsterdam 2012 2x, Paris ( Olympia!) 2012, Madrid 2012, Oberhausen 2013, Brussels 2013, Hamburg 2013, Rotterdam 2013, Amsterdam 2013.
Meet up Hydra 2011. Event Dublin 2014. Meet up Hydra 2015. Event Amsterdam 2016.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by e rennie » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:57 pm


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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by TM1947 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:57 pm

Playing Songs of Leonard Cohen (LP vinyl!) which I bought in 1968. Can't wait to listen to Popular Problems (CD ordered!). 46 years of your songs in my life! Happy 80th!
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