Chapter Five: Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen recalls his time with Phil Spector as a time of great confusion and soul searching. It’s also a time of bad omens, punctuated by being held against his will and being held at gunpoint. Despite cameos by Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, and trips to islands off the coast of Greece and Zen retreats in California, Leonard’s memories keeping coming back to one word: guns.

Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector, by Mick Brown

He’s a Rebel: Phil Spector: Rock ‘n Roll’s Legendary Producer, by Mark Ribowsky

Life, by Keith Richards and James Fox

Phil Spector: Wall of Pain, by Dave Thompson

I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, by Sylvie Simmons

Leonard Cohen: No Mercy (Rolling Stone)

Wall of Crazy (Tablet)

Leonard Cohen: Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Poet of Brokenness (Rolling Stone)

Leonard Cohen, the women he loved, and the women who loved him (CBC Music)

Phil Spector’s Deadly Ways: Does Leonard Cohen’s Death of a Ladies’ Man Foresee Lana Clarkson’s Murder? (LA Weekly)

Bohemian tragedy: Leonard Cohen and the curse of Hydra (The Guardian)

Death of a Ladies’ Man review (Rolling Stone)

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