Leonard Cohen

1934 (Montreal) – 2016 (Los Angeles)

Trocchi, on the run from New York, gave Cohen an almost-lethal dose of opium. Spector, who’d been producing an album of his music, locked him out of recording sessions and threatened him at gun-point. Dylan and he spent an afternoon in a Paris café discussing music, comparing notes; Cohen said it could take him 15 years to write a song, Dylan riposting that it took him 15 minutes.