Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Mabeanie1
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Mabeanie1 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:08 pm

Wishing you a very happy birthday Leonard.

You have been a part of my life for more than 45 years and on the occasion of your 80th birthday I would like to thank you for the extraordinary richness you have brought to my life over that period.

I wish you many more years of creativity, contentment and good health. I hope we will have more opportunities to keep your music alive together in the coming years but, if not, I thank you for the memories of the most extraordinary concerts I have ever attended in my life (and not just in 2008-13 either!)

Wendy
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:16 pm

Happy birthday from Lorca's country to a true poetry lover


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Pete
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Pete » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:18 pm

I try to capture the words
for these lines
but there are no guarantees
that they are stolen
from a man
who has sentenced me
to forty years
of longing.


Happy Birthday, Leonard.


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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by gabri » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:22 pm

Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Thank you for the music and the poetry.

Gabri
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Maj » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:32 pm

Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Thank You for the 44 years you have broadened our views of life.

Maire & Pentti
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by bella » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:50 pm

Happy Birthday Mr.Cohen
sent with love and appreciation
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by blonde madonna » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:57 pm

Happy Birthday Mr Cohen,
Thank you for the words and music and may your wonderful third act continue.
Best wishes
Tracey
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by IrishMar » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:01 pm

Dear Leonard

Happy Birthday
With love and much gratitude

Marie
2008 DUB3 LDN Helsinki LDN Paris MAN
2009 NYC Boston Weybridge DUB4 Belfast Lisboa Bratislava Barcelona Chicago LV SJ
2010 Zagreb Sligo2 Berlin Ghent2 Firenze Marseille Katowice Bratislava Victoria Vancouver LV2
2012 Ghent2 A'dam2 Helsinki DUB4 Verona Paris2 Boston2
2013 NYC Brussels Prague Vienna Zurich MAN
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Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by basecamp » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:15 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard! Thank you for the poetry and the music!
Keep on dancing!
Hans
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2013: Paris-Antwerp-Mannheim-Brussels-Rome-Lucca-Berlin-Lodz-Prague-Vienna-Pula-Odense-Zurich-Manchester-Leeds-London-Rotterdam
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by HelenD » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:21 pm

Dearest Leonard
Since I first heard So Long Marianne at the age of 15, I have loved your music and hope to do so for many years to come.
Thank you too for introducing me to the music of the sublime Webb Sisters, Javier Mas, Dino Soldo and your wonderful son, Adam.
I hope you have a birthday full of happy memories - enjoy that cigarette (but just have the one and give them up again).
With best wishes now and always
Helen
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Maarten » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:25 pm

Happy Birthday, Leonard!

All good things,
Maarten (Belgium)

2008 Manchester | Bruges | Amsterdam | London | 2x Brussels | Rotterdam |2x London
2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
2012 5x Ghent | 2x A'dam | Helsinki | Dublin | Verona | 3x Paris | Lisboa
2013 Paris | Antwerp | Oberhausen | Brussels | Pula | Rotterdam | Amsterdam | 2x Wellington | Auckland
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by friscogrl » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:40 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard.

With gratitude,

Marsha
2008 Toronto June 6/ 2009 New York Feb 19 Oakland April 13 14 Coachella April 17 Ottawa May 25 26 Barcelona Sept 21 Las Vegas 11/12 San Jose 11/13
2010 Malmo Aug 4 Gothenburg Aug 12 Las Vegas Dec 10 & 11
2012 Verona 9/24 San Jose 11/7. Montreal 11/28 11/29/ 2013 Oakland 3/2 NYC 4/6
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Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by segelregina » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:48 pm

Dear Mr. Cohen,

I wish you a very happy birthday, healthfulness, fun, a lot of smiles, best thoughts and that your dreams will come true. Thank you for all your poems, music and the countless hours you give to us.
Let you celebrate yourself!
All the best to you!

Regina, Munich, Germany
1980 / 85 / 88 Munich / 2008 Munich, Hamburg / 2009 Cologne, Antwerp, Lisbon, Budapest, Barcelona / 2010 Salzburg, Florence, Marseille, Stuttgart, Bratislava, Las Vegas (2x) / 2012 Ghent, Berlin, Verona, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon / 2013 Paris, Mannheim, Rome, Prague, Pula, Zurich, Amsterdam
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Goldin » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:51 pm

Happy Birthday, Mister Cohen!

I wish you all the very best, and want to thank you once again for everything you've done in art! It's very important and valuable for us.

Here, in Russia (also in Argentina, Belarus, Germany, and Spain), your admirers have performed some of your songs - this is our gift for you: 80.currentcohen.com
If you have a spare minute or two, please take a listen, this songs were sung with love and deep respect.

On behalf of the Russian Cohenites,
Roman
Roman aka Hermitage Prisoner
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by majmunka » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:19 pm

Happy birthday and many many more to come, dear Leonard <3
Thank you for all the happiness I've felt Because Of you.

For the occasion, here are 88 of my favourite songs :)
01 Famous Blue Raincoat
02 Light As The Breeze
03 Sisters Of Mercy
04 Seems So Long Ago Nancy
05 A Thousand Kisses Deep
06 Waiting For The Miracle
07 Dance Me to the End of Love
08 If it Be Your Will
09 Bird On The Wire
10 Closing Time
11 Everybody Knows
12 Lover Lover Lover
13 The Partisan
14 The Future
15 Tower Of Song
16 Take This Waltz
17 True Love Leaves No Traces
18 Who By Fire
19 Alexandra Leaving
20 Take This Longing
21 Tried To Leave You
22 I'm Your Man
23 Never Any Good
24 I can't Make The Hills (Book of Longing)
25 Undertow
26 First We Take Manhattan
27 The Guests
28 The Window
29 Chelsea Hotel #2
30 So Long, Marianne
31 Joan of Arc
32 The Gipsy's Wife
33 Coming Back to You
34 Ain't No Cure for Love
35 Suzanne
36 Because Of
37 Going Home
38 Feels So Good
39 Amen
40 The Faith
41 Crazy To Love You
42 Boogie Street
43 Hallelujah
44 Love Itself
45 Different Sides
46 Born In Chains
47 Anthem
48 Night Comes On
49 Story of Isaac
50 Show Me The Place
51 Be For Real
52 Avalanche
53 Field Commander Cohen
54 Come Healing
55 In My Secret Love
56 You Have Loved Enough
57 Anyhow
58 Here It Is
59 Love Itself
60 Lullaby #1
61 Master Song
62 Democracy
63 Winter Lady
64 By The Rivers Dark
65 Came So Far For Beauty
66 I Can't Forget
67 Love Calls You By Your Name
68 Nightingale
69 The Letters
70 The Stranger Song
71 The Land of Plenty
72 One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
73 Tonight Will Be Fine
74 Lady Midnight
75 You Know Who I Am
76 Diamonds In The Mine
77 Why Don't You Try
78 A Singer Must Die
79 Memories
80 Whither Thou Goest
81 Teachers
82 I Left A Woman Waiting
82 The Traitor
83 Ballad Of The Absent Mare
84 The Law
85 Hunter's Lullaby
86 That Don't Make It Junk
87 Blues by The Jews
88 Passing Through
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