Friday, September 17, 2004

THE MINOR FALL, THE MAJOR LIFT, THE 70TH BIRTHDAY: Leonard Cohen turns 70 on Tuesday, so, while you're enjoying you're tea and oranges this weekend, peruse this list, courtesy of the Guardian, of 70 Things You Might Not Know About the Godfather of Gloom. Here is but a sample:
5. Cohen's albums regularly go to no. 1 in Norway.
48. In 1986, he made a guest appearance in Miami Vice as a character named Fran├žois Zolan, head of Interpol.
66. Cohen was much admired in 1960s France. The president, Georges Pompidou, was reputed to take his LPs on holiday, and it was said that if a Frenchwoman owned one record, it was likely to be by Cohen.

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