Leonard Cohen on Montreal: “It’s that combination of sophistication and funkiness that I like”

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Leonard Cohen interviewed by Hans Pfitzinger in Paris, 1988.

Credit Due Department: Photo by Chicoutimi – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia Commons. Originally posted Leonard Cohen interviewed by Hans Pfitzinger in Paris, 1988 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Where Leonard Cohen Ordered “The Silence Of The Lamb Chops” And More – Exploring Leonard Cohen’s Montreal

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Mr. Cohen would always arrive at Moishes with company and greet its current owner, Leonard, one of Moishe’s sons, with the same jovial if mysterious hello: ‘They’re never gonna get us, Leonard. They’re never gonna get us.’ He would request lamb chops and a red Bordeaux. ‘He loved our lamb chops. He called them Silence of the Lamb chops. ‘I’ll have an order of the Silence of the Lamb chops.’ That was really his character,’ Mr. Lighter said.quotedown2

 

Exploring the Montreal That Leonard Cohen Loved by Rose Maura Lorre (New York Times: Feb. 10, 2017). The entire article, replete with beaucoup stories and photos, can be viewed at the link.

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All Cohencentric posts dealing with Leonard Cohen’s Montreal connections can be accessed at . Other online articles on this topic can be found in the Leonard Cohen’s Montreal section of the Leonard Cohen Online Directory.

Credit Due Department: Photo atop this post taken by and posted with the permission of Lilian Graziani.

Personal Tributes Continue At Parc du Portugal, Across From Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Home – Jan 14, 2017

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Parc Du Portugal, a small park between Marie-Anne and tiny Vallières Street just east of St-Laurent Blvd, directly faces the house Leonard Cohen has owned for years where he lived and his family stayed when they were in Montreal.

Flowers Left At Parc du Portugal, Across The Street From Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Home – Jan 10, 2017

Art By Leonard Cohen: “Back in Montreal. As for the past, children, Roshi, songs, Greece, Los Angeles. What was that all about?” Nov. 18, 2003

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Resources: Leonard Cohen’s Montreal: The best articles about Leonard Cohen’s Montreal homes and haunts as well as videos and a list of pertinent landmarks