Cat Stevens Visits Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Home; He Is Not Impressed

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Leonard Cohen’s Montreal home. Photo by Lilian Graziani

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I remember Cat Stevens coming into my house in Montreal, which is about twice the size of this [hotel] room, and looking at my record player, which is just a little record player. And I could see just for a moment, this look cross his face, ‘What is this?,’ you know? I’m not trying to make a virtue of my own kind of life, but people do get amused when they see my particular style of life. ‘Cause it hasn’t really changed much since I left home.
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Leonard Cohen

 

Excerpt from Romance at the Broncoburger by Rob Mackie (New Musical Express: April 5, 1975)