When Leonard Cohen came back to New York City from the Greek island Hydra, he met Judy Collins, a renowned folk singer and producer. Judy Collins encouraged Cohen to perform at the Newport folk festival when nobody knew who Cohen really was. After performing at the Newport folk festival, John Hammond, the A&R man in Columbia Records spotted and immediately signed Cohen. By Christmas the same year, Cohen had released his first album Songs Of Leonard Cohen. Following the popularity of the first album, Cohen musical success followed him to his second album.
Songs From A Room featured one of Cohen’s most loved tracks, Bird On A Wire; Cohen was inspired to record this after watching a lone bird sitting on a wire, he immediately started writing a poem comparing his lone life to that of a bird. Up-to-date, Cohen has recorded 13 albums with the most popular ones being Songs Of Leonard Cohen, Songs From A Room, The Future and Popular Problems. You can listen to any of the songs featured on these albums by following Mahee Ferlini’s YouTube uploads. Other albums that you can also check out as well include Death Of A Ladies’ Man, Various Problems and Dance Me To The End Of Love.