Canadian-born poet Leonard Cohen became a singer-songwriter in the late 1960s. His first studio album "Songs by Leonard Cohen" earned him worldwide fame as an outstanding musician. In September 2014, Leonard Cohen is celebrating his 80th birthday. Our collection of images by famous and unknown photographers portrays the musician from his "incubative" years on the Greek island of Hydra until his most recent concerts. Belonging to the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters" (Lou Reed), he was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Good-looking, elegant, bright, and charismatic, Leonard Cohen is a living legend of the contemporary rock scene.