How are you connected to Leonard Cohen?

+13 votes

Hi WikiTreers,    

Leonard Norman CohenThe featured "anchor person" in the global tree this month is Leonard Cohen.

Thank you to Scott Fulkerson and the other Connectors for adding his genealogy as part of this month's Connection Combat - Battle of the Leonards: Nimoy vs Cohen.

To see how closely you are connected, click to the Connection Finder and select him from the row of anchor people at the bottom.

asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Did you ever figure out who completed the connection to Cohen?
Great job everyone!
47 - am I in the running for the most distant connection?!
36 degrees, through my sainted grandpa as usual...mighty darn proud to be connected at all! Hallelujah!
41 degrees for me.

4 Answers

+6 votes
37 degrees from Leonard.

What a wonderful talent. I studied his poetry in high school before he ever released a record album. Just bought his latest album two weeks before he died.

He will be missed.
answered by Dave Rutherford G2G6 Mach 3 (33k points)

Me, too, Dave!

I recently heard a TED talk radio hour that had a segment about Hallelujah! and how it has becomes its own entity. It apparently took Leonard a decade (?) or so to "finish" it, and it didn't become a hit until Jeff Buckley recorded it. 


(This is all from memory. So, I hope I'm not misrepresenting what I heard.)

That is my recollection as well. He took a lot of time crafting his work. I like a lot of the versions but I think that my favourite cover of Hallelujah is KD Lang's.
I'm not sure I've heard that version before! I'll have to go look for it. Thanks!
Found it, Dave! Loved it!
Yes, KD Lang is not always my cup of tea. But she absolutely nailed this. She performed it at the Vancouver Olympics as well.
+7 votes

"Leonard Cohen is 41 Degrees from Dorothy Barry". 

This is from my father's side and his relatives from Canada. 

answered by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+4 votes
44 degrees. Connection comes through my father's side through the Locks
answered by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (108k points)
+4 votes
Right now there are 35 steps and six marriages in our closest path. I always like to see if we can tighten up the connections as we go. Who wants to help? :-)
answered by Karen Tobo G2G6 Pilot (112k points)

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