Credit Due Department: Photo by Dick Straub
Note: Originally posted Apr 4, 2008 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
#FBF On this day in 2012, Keith paid tribute to fellow musicians #ChuckBerry and #LeonardCohen who were the recipients of the first annual PEN Awards for songwriting excellence at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. All 3 are pictured here, along with #PaulSimon! (📷: Rich Friedman / Kennedy Library Foundation)
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Chuck Berry & Leonard Cohen were the recipients of the first annual PEN Awards for Songwriting Excellence at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston Feb 26, 2012
A video of this ceremony, in which Adrienne Clarkson inducts Leonard Cohen into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, has been available before, but this version seems especially clear and thus provides a rationale for once again viewing Leonard Cohen’s moving acceptance speech.
From People Are Talking About. Vogue: August 1969.
Leonard Cohen refused the prize awarded to his collection, The Selected Poems 1956-1968
Note: Originally posted August 2, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
As ongoing readers may know, I occasionally post at the official Leonard Cohen Facebook Page. Today’s entry features his speech accepting The Prince Of Asturias Award In Letters given in Oviedo on October 21, 2011. Stop by and take a look at Leonard Cohen Facebook.