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Mix - Leonard Cohen's Elegy For Janis Joplin - Chelsea Hotel #1 YouTube Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat (Live in Dublin) - Duration: 4:40. LeonardCohen 2,662,328 views
My meeting Janis Joplin at the Chelsea Hotel was the genesis or the seed of the song. It went through a lot of changes. … As the years went by I began to realize that it was Janis Joplin who gave me the seed of the song.
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The song is Chelsea Hotel #2 and the woman was the late Janis Joplin. Cohen lived in suite #424 at the hotel when he wasn't at his home in Montreal or his cottage on the Greek Island of Hydra. Joplin lived in suite #411.
In Memory of Janis 19/1/43 – In the spring of 1968, the Chelsea Hotel was far more famous than its occupant in Room 424. Leonard Cohen had forsaken his life as an established novelist and poet in Canada for a place in New York City’s flourishing folk singer-songwriter scene, and so far the gamble hadn’t paid off.
We miss you, Joplin, wherever you are.” In 1970 Gahr shot Janis Joplin for the cover of Rolling Stone , and also snapped the cover of her classic posthumous LP Pearl . These candid snapshots were taken by David Gahr at the Chelsea Hotel in June 1970, just four months before her death at the age of 27.
Chelsea Hotel #1 focuses on the death of the singer’s (i.e., Leonard Cohen’s) lover (i.e., Janis Joplin), with whom the singer identifies primarily as as an admired fellow artist and colleague and only secondarily as an object of affection or, at least, of reciprocated lust.
Anyhow the hotel was the Chelsea Hotel and the singer was Janis Joplin, whose voice will never die. Paris 23/02/1985 Je voudrais chanter une chanson que j'ai écrit il y a longtemps ... que je t'aime jamais je ne t'oublierai.
The ones who are looking for Rock'n'Roll history, searching for the spirits of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Jim Morrison, Nico or Patti Smith are likely to find some of it within the red brick walls of the Chelsea Hotel, located at 222, West 23rd St. between Seventh and Eight Avenue, where in the past many a famous song has been written.