Like Father, Like Son: Leonard and Adam Cohen
A few weeks ago, I introduced an idea of musical parents and their children. My first post on the subject was about Willie Nelson and his son, Lukas. You can find that post HERE. Today, we’re going to talk about another musical family.
Today’s post is about Leonard Cohen and his son Adam Cohen.
Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.
Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release of Ten New Songs, which was a major hit in Canada and Europe. His eleventh album, Dear Heather, followed in 2004. After a successful string of tours between 2008 and 2010, Cohen released three albums in the final four years of his life: Old Ideas (2012), Popular Problems (2014) and You Want It Darker (2016), the last of which was released three weeks before his death.
And that concludes today’s post about Leonard and Adam Cohen. Are there any other parent child musicians that you would like to learn about or hear their music? Let me know in the comments below.