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Leonard Cohen performs during his concert in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
On April 16, 2009 CBC radio show Q celebrated its second anniversary and to mark the occasion it featured an interview with one of the most ageless artists there is: singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen.
At the time that show aired, Cohen was 74 and in the middle of a marathon tour which had begun in the spring of 2008, and lasted until the end of 2010. It was his first tour in fifteen years. Fans across the world rushed to the venues to pay homage to a man with wit, charisma, septuagenarian sex appeal -- and whose musical repertoire spans more than four decades.
This special anniversary edition of Q called "Leonard Cohen in Three Acts" won the Gold Medal at the New York Festivals in a category for Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program.