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On November 20, 2021.

On November 20, 2021, David Longdon died aged 56. He was musician (guitar, flute, keyboards, bass, mandolin, lute, banjo, accordion, dulcimer, psaltry, vibraphone, theremin, glockenspiel, percussion, singer and song-writer, member of the band The Gift Horse, recorded with Louis Philippe, The Tangent, The Charlatans, Dave Kerzner, Nick Beggs, Rob Reed, Nick D’ Virgilio, Christina Booth and Steve Hackett, but was best known as member and the lead singer of the band Big Big Train. As leader, Longdon released one album (Wild River, 2004).

On January 28, 2016.

On January 28, 2016, Paul Lorin Kantner died aged 74. He was musician (guitar, banjo, and harmonica) and vocalist, member of the KBC Band and Jefferson Starship, but was best known as the co-founder, rhythm guitarist and occasional vocalist of the Jefferson Airplane. In 1996, as a member of Jefferson Airplane, Kantner was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

On June 23, 2016.

On June 23, 2016, Ralph Edmund Stanley (also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley) died aged 89. He was bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. He started his career in 1946, together with his brother Carter, as The Stanley Brothers, and continued as leader of his own band The Clinch Mountain Boys. Stanley had important role in the popularization of the bluegrass genre. He was inducted into the “International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor” and the “Grand Ole Opry”.

On January 31, 2012.

Leonard Cohen Old Ideas

On January 31, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Old Ideas”,the twelfth Leonard Cohen studio album.  It was recorded in 2011, at Cohen’s own studio at his house in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ed Sanders and Patrick Leonard.


  • Leonard Cohen- vocals, arranging, programming, guitar
  • Patrick Leonard- music, programming
  • Ed Sanders- vocals, guitar
  • Sharon Robinson- vocals, synth bass
  • The Webb Sisters- vocals
  • Dana Glover- vocals
  • Jennifer Warnes- backing vocals
  • Neil Larsen – Hammond B3, piano, synth bass, percussion, cornet
  • Robert Korda – violin
  • Chris Wabich – drums
  • Jordan Charnofsky – guitar
  • Bela Santeli – violin

Track listing:

  1. Going Home – Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard
  2. Amen – Leonard Cohen
  3. Show Me the Place – Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard
  4. Darkness – Leonard Cohen
  5. Anyhow – Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard
  6. Crazy to Love You – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  7. Come Healing – Leonard Cohen, Patrick Leonard
  8. Banjo – Leonard Cohen
  9. Lullaby – Leonard Cohen
  10. Different Sides – Leonard Cohen