From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cohen in 2008
|Birth name||Leonard Norman Cohen|
|Born||September 21, 1934
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Genres||Folk, folk rock, rock, world|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, poet, novelist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Years active||1956 - Present|
Titles and honors [change]
- In 1968, Cohen refused a Governor General's Award (in category for English language poetry or drama) for Selected Poems 1956–1968.
- In 1991, Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
- In 1993, Cohen won the Juno Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
- In 1994, Cohen won another Juno Award this time for Songwriter of the Year.
- In 1996, he was ordained a Rinzai Buddhist monk.
- In 2001, Cohen was awarded a SNEP Award for more than 100,000 copies sold of Ten New Songs in France. Photo of the award.
- In 2003, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour.
- In 2004, Beautiful Losers was chosen for inclusion in Canada Reads 2005. It was selected and originally to be championed by singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright; however, tour commitments meant that Wainwright had to be replaced by singer Molly Johnson.
- In 2006, Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- In 2007, Cohen received a Grammy for Album of the Year as a featured artist on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters.
- In 2008, Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- In June 2008 he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec 
- "Indictees for 2008". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame official website. 2007-12-13. http://www.rockhall.com/pressroom/2008-inductee-announcement/. Retrieved 2008-03-11.