“Leonard Cohen Wrote ‘Suzanne’ While Drinking Espresso In The Corner [Of Montreal’s Cafe Prag]”

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1429-1433 Bishop, Montreal (2015)

That Leonard Cohen wrote “Suzanne” while drinking espresso at Montreal’s Cafe Prag (1433 Bishop) is the claim made by “All About Coffee” by Bonnie Buxton and Betty Guernsey (Montreal Gazette: Nov 15, 1974).

cafepragAnd Expo 67 guide listed the site:

Cafe Prag: 1433 Bishop (between St. Catherine and Burnside): Basement cafe with young folksingers and such. Two entrances directly to cafe on either side of main entrance to 1433 Bishop.

While several articles mention Cafe Prag as a location for live music (predominantly folk singing and jazz), political discussions, and meetings of McGill University clubs as well as a hangout for hippies and hipster-predecessors, it apparently disappeared without leaving an image online. The most recent tenant at 1433 Bishop, Montreal appears to be Le Gourmet Burger, held by some to be “the best place to have a great burger  in Montreal.”

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 can be found at Resources: Leonard Cohen’s Montreal.

Credit Due Department: Photo by Jeangagnon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipeia

Note: Originally posted October 10, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric. Photo added at reposting.

Adam Cohen’s “We Go Home” Mini-documentary Offers Window Onto Leonard Cohen’s Hydra & Montreal Homes

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Co-starring Cass Cohen

A video promotion for Adam Cohen’s “We Go Home” album focuses on recording sessions that took place in his father’s homes in Montreal and on Hydra and thus offers many views of these residences.

Also featured are several Hydra scenes (other than Cohen’s home) and appearances (including a speaking part) by Cass, Adam Cohen’s son and Leonard Cohen’s grandson.

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Adam Cohen – We Go Home – EPK

Note: Originally posted July 16, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen’s “In My Secret Life” Official Video Set In Montreal’s Habitat 67

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Leonard Cohen – “In My Secret Life”

Moshe Safdie’s experimental housing complex, which was conceived as his master’s thesis at McGill University, acts as a visual metaphor for Leonard Cohen’s mysterious subconscious in the likewise experimental music video for “In My Secret Life.” Apparently Cohen’s secret life is filled with the routine domesticity of an egg-headed family depicting some kind of existential crisis. We’re not really sure.

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Video: Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life

Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
Official Video

 

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: Resources: Leonard Cohen’s Montreal

Credit Due Department: Photo of Habitat 67 by Wladyslaw; found at Wikipedia Commons

Note: Originally posted November 26, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photo: Leonard Cohen’s Home In Montreal

lc-house-montreal-scaled1000This impressively clear and detailed photo of Leonard Cohen’s home in Montreal (click on image to enlarge) was taken by and posted with the permission of Lilian Graziani.

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Note: Originally posted August 3, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

14 Photos Of Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Neighborhoods + His Guitar Carrier

The above photographs and captions (with some adaptations) by Ros Pan, shown below with the guy who totes Leonard Cohen’s guitar (this photo taken by Mike Scoble).

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

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Note: Originally posted January 4, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric