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From the Vault: Leonard Cohen performs on CBC-TV, 1966
Editorial Staff


September 19, 2014


Written by Lana Gay

Here at CBC Music we’re digging into the CBC archives to unearth some of the most obscure music clips of Canadian musicians.

In honour of Leonard Cohen’s 80th birthday this Sunday, we went on the hunt to find one of his first musical performances on television.

We found this gem from the news magazine show Take 30, from 1966. Watch Cohen perform “The Stranger Song” while promoting his book Beautiful Losers.

Listen to Leonard Cohen's new album, Popular Problems, streaming exclusively in Canada at CBC Music until Sept. 21.

Click here to check out all the content throughout the week as it's published and let us know: what do you love most about Leonard Cohen? Tell us on social media using #CohenWeek or in the comments below.