I have never belonged to rock’n’roll, but I enjoyed its hospitality. I grew up with folk music and blues. I always hoped that one day I would be able to accomplish the feat of the simplicity of great songs like Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino. I was very moved at that. This is the great modern writing. I started to play guitar to it.
From Leonard Cohen et la mesure du temps [via Google Translate] by Jean-François Nadeau. Le Devoir: June 21, 2008.
More about Leonard Cohen on Fats Domino
- “Blueberry Hill” By Fats Domino Is On Leonard Cohen’s Jukebox
- “I never made a big distinction between that which we call a poem & that which we call a song” Leonard Cohen
- Leonard Cohen on “that curious thing that we call ‘experience’ that you hear in the voice of Fats Domino, that you hear in the voice of Aretha Franklin”
Originally posted December 3, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric