Girls Gone Wild: Female University of Alberta Students Swoon Over Poet Leonard Cohen – 1966

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Normally cool, level-headed, and rational… literature-oriented females reacted to the poet like a mob of teenie-boppers leaving a performance of that modern teen-age aphrodisiac–the Beatles… Young women apparently took one look at Mr Cohen’s mystic countenance, heard one word spill from his magic lips, saw one seductive roll of his soft, brown eyes, and then suddenly began to feel the pulsating heat of animal passion coursing through their veins.

 

 

From In Praise Of Younger Women (an editorial written when Leonard Cohen the Poet visited the University of Alberta – Edmonton in Dec 1966) by Ralph Melnychuk. The Gateway: December 7, 1966. Found at Peel’s Prairie Provinces – University of Alberta Libraries. Photo taken in Edmonton in 1966 by Rocco Caratozzolo, contributed by Kim Solez.

 

DrHGuy Note: Leonard Cohen’s visit to Edmonton took place in 1966, a year before his first album, Songs Of Leonard Cohen, was released.

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 July 31, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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