Bob Dylan Congratulates PEN Lyrics Award Winners Chuck Berry “Shakespeare Of Rock And Roll” & Leonard Cohen “Kafka Of The Blues”

To Chuck, the Shakespeare of rock and roll, congratulations on your PEN award, that’s what too much monkey business will get ya . . . Say hello to Mr. Leonard, Kafka of the blues, and Lord Byron Keith [Richards] if he shows up. In all seriousness, Chuck, congratulations on this prestigious honor. You have indeed written the book with a capital B, and congratulations to Leonard, who’s still writing it

Bob Dylan writing on the occasion of the 26 February 2012 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award Ceremony

Note: “Too Much Monkey business” refers to Berry’s song of the same name.

Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business

\Note: Originally posted Feb 27, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

One thought on “Bob Dylan Congratulates PEN Lyrics Award Winners Chuck Berry “Shakespeare Of Rock And Roll” & Leonard Cohen “Kafka Of The Blues”

  1. Alvaro Restrepo

    The world is grieving for a great artist and human being who inspired many of us.

    I want to share with you this link in the Leonard Cohen Forum where Sylvie Simmons wrote about our tribute to Kazuo Ohno and Leonard Cohen.

    http://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=35813

    I hope you are doing well and I am sorry I did not see you during our residency at the WMC last September.

    Love and again…my best wishes.

    Álvaro

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    Dear Lorca🌑🌑🌑🍀🌑🌑🌑

    My deep and most sincere condolences.
    I am very sad.
    I loved and admired your father very much.

    Robert Kory answered to me when I sent Mr Cohen images of our dance piece with his music:

    “Álvaro:

    Leonard is very pleased and touched…says the work is excellent.
    Rarely does he express such praise.
    I look forward to supporting your project.

    Robert”

    To your brother Adam and the rest of your family and friends my very best and deep wishes from Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.

    Álvaro Restrepo and all of us in EL COLEGIO DEL CUERPO (The School of the Body)