Leonard Cohen is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of the century, inspiring countless artists and covers, including over 300 different covers of the song “Hallelujah” alone. Many, many fans have mourned his death this week at the age of 82. He is definitely one of the most loved and influential artists of my life.
Leonard Cohen’s son Adam told Rolling Stone:
My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records.
He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humour.
Here are some of the most essential covers, along with some lesser known tributes, to the great Leonard Cohen.