Chapter Five: Phil Spector and Leonard Cohen

31 minutes

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 keep coming back to one word: guns.

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