From left, Leonard Cohen working on the Greek island of Hydra; performing in Melbourne last year; and at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970. Photographs: from the book ‘So Long Marianne: A Love Story’; Graham Denholm/Wireimage; Tony Russell/Redferns

Leonard Cohen turns 80 in September: he is truly the grandaddy of pop stars. At a time when most rock stars would have long retired to their trout (...)

Leonard Cohen pictured perfroming in The O2 Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leonard Cohen returned to Dublin for his fifth Irish visit in six years, and if his Irish fans were suffering from Lenny fatigue, they didn’t show it (...)