“You know what the greatest thing would be. It would be to play a concert in front of 50,000 middle-aged people.” Leonard Cohen On The Wisdom Of Older People (1970)

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You know what the greatest thing would be. It would be to play a concert in front of 50,000 middle-aged people. God, that would be so great. If we could only get together. We could share things. God, these older people really do know what they’re talking about. They have wisdom. Young ideas could be mixed with them. Older people could add mature things. Oh yes, if we could get together. We must, you know, we really must. quotedown2

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From Leonard Cohen Talks To Roy Hollingworth by Roy Hollingworth (Melody Maker: Sept 5, 1970). Photo Credit: Peter Brosseau/Library and Archives Canada/PA-170174. Thanks to Rike, who contributed this article.

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