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Clinton street

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

Hi,
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.
Thanks
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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: http://cohencentric.com/2015/04/24/new- ... apartment/

Seems his actual (Famous) Blue Raincoat was stolen from there.
See here: http://www.boweryboogie.com/2014/09/whe ... 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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Re: Clinton street

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:37 pm

hillary rodham clinton cites leonard in her WHAT HAPPENED book.

page 31 of uk paperback edition.

...On the Saturday after the election, I turned on Saturday Night Live and watched Kate McKinnon open the show with her impression of me one more time.

“She sat at a grand piano and played ‘Hallelujah,’ the hauntingly beautiful song by Leonard Cohen, who had died days before. As she sang, it seemed like she was fighting back tears. Listening, so was I...

https://www.intomore.com/culture/kate-m ... ntons-book

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Happ ... nton_book)

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