“I can tell you that the Stamp Committee has again received a proposal to honour Leonard Cohen. And you can help make it happen by sending letters of support to Canada Post,”


Let’s Give Leonard Cohen A Literal Stamp Of Approval by Robert Waite (Huffington Post: Feb 21, 2017) Full story at the link.

Robert Waite is Chair of Canada Post’s Stamp Advisory Committee, a voluntary, unpaid position.

Video: Leonard Cohen Becomes Ninth Laureate Of Glenn Gould Prize – 2012

glenng Leonard Cohen was honored at the Glenn Gould Prize ceremony held May 14, 2012.  The following excerpt is from the YouTube blurb:

Leonard Cohen was honoured as the Ninth Laureate of the Glenn Gould Prize at a music-filled gala at Massey Hall on Monday night. ZoomerNews Videographer Darrin Maharaj has the details.

Baby, I’ve Been Here Before: Leonard Cohen Garners Four Posthumous Juno Award Nominations


2017 Juno Award Nominations:

  • Album of the Year: Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
  • Artist of the Year: Leonard Cohen
  • Songwriter of the Year: Leonard Cohen “You Want It Darker,” “It Seemed the Better Way,” “Traveling Light”
  • Adult Alternative Album of the Year: Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker


Previous Leonard Cohen Juno Awards

1991: Juno/Canadian Music Hall of Fame
1993: Male Vocalist Of The Year1
1993: Best Video2
1994: Songwriter of the Year
2013: Artist of the Year
2013: Songwriter Of The Year3
2015: Album Of The Year4

Note; In addition to these awards, Leonard Cohen has received numerous nominations

Related Posts

All posts dealing with Leonard Cohen and the Junos can be accessed at

Credit Due Department: Photo atop this post from Library and Archives Canada. Photographer: Barry Roden. Thanks to Linda Sturgess for contributions to this post.


  1. Male & Female Vocalists Of The Year are now subsumed under the title Artist Of The Year []
  2. For Closing Time, directed by Curtis Wehrfritz []
  3. For the songs “Amen”, “Going Home” and “Show Me the Place” []
  4. For Popular Problems []

Leonard Cohen Nominated For 2017 Brit Awards International Male Solo Artist

DSC01143.JPGVote for Leonard at Brit Award Voting

Source: Brit Awards 2017: David Bowie and Leonard Cohen get posthumous nominations as Little Mix and Skepta are up for three by Clive Morgan (The Telegraph: Jan 17, 2017)

Credit Due Department: Photo by Stanley Wood from London, UK – Flckr-HelloStanley, CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia Commons

Video: Watch Complete 1991 Induction Of Leonard Cohen Into Canadian Music Hall of Fame


Featuring Jennifer Warnes, Suzanne Vega, Aaron Neville & Moses Znaimer

Linda Sturgess alerts us that the video of Leonard Cohen’s complete induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, including the introduction by Moses Znaimer, the tribute performances by Jennifer Warnes (Joan of Arc), Suzanne Vega (Who By Fire), and Aaron Neville (Bird on the Wire) and, of course, Leonard’s acceptance speech, is now online.

Leonard Cohen’s acceptance speech includes numerous moments of graciousness and gratitude, sparkling wit, and exquisite phrasing.  A couple of examples follow:

After saluting a bevy of Hall Of Fame members, including Hank Snow, Glenn Gould, The Diamonds, The Four Lads, Neil Young, The Band, Paul Anka, and Gordon Lightfoot, Cohen ends the list with Joni Mitchell and Maureen Forrester, going on to remark,

Two women of genius among all that exuberant, masculine prominence … It’s going to be hard to get a date in the Hall of Fame.

Commenting on the timing of this honor Cohen explains

If I had been given this attention when I was 26, it would have turned my head. At 36 it might have confirmed my flight on a rather morbid spiritual path. At 46 it would have rubbed my nose in my failing powers and have prompted a plotting of a getaway and an alibi. But at 56 — hell, I’m just hitting my stride and it doesn’t hurt at all.

Leonard’s speech without the introduction or tributes can be viewed at Video: Leonard Cohen’s Witty, Touching 1991 Canadian Music Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Leonard Cohen Inducted Into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame | Junos 1991