Leonard Cohen On The Beatles: “There were songs like ‘Hey Jude’ that I could appreciate. But they didn’t seem to be essential to the kind of nourishment that I craved.”

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I’m interested in things that contribute to my survival. I had girlfriends who really irritated me by their devotion to the Beatles. I didn’t begrudge them their interest, and there were songs like ‘Hey Jude’ that I could appreciate. But they didn’t seem to be essential to the kind of nourishment that I craved.

 

 

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Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker by David Remnick (New Yorker: October 17, 2016)

Also See “[Tomorrow Never Knows is] very, very beautiful.” Hear Leonard Cohen Talk About The Beatles – 1967

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Oct 26, 2016.

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