Billboard has issued an amazing 30th Anniversary Tribute to Leonard Cohen in the November 28 issue (1998) of the magazine.
The tribute is a 14 page appendix in the middle of the magazine. A recent interview with Leonard written by with Susan Nunziata was also posted on Billboard's own website, but there is more in the magazine - we can read comments from his co-workers and friends, like Phil Spector, Jennifer Warnes, and Steve Lindsey. Dylan Siegler writes about Leonard's career. There are numerous stylish advertisements showing great photos of Leonard and his family. For instance the staff at Stranger Management, his promoters, record companies, financial advisors, music publisher, and TV/radio channels greet him. A touching ad is on page LC-12: photos from Leonard's family album are presented with the text "With love from your family; Suzanne, Lorca,Adam and Esther".
This issue is absolutely a collectors' item so try to get it in your hands before it's too late! For single back issues, call Billboard 1-212-536-1455 (11 USD including domestic postage).
We are proud to reprint by Leonard Cohen's permission two of the advertisements here . Click on the thumbnails to see these in larger scale.