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Made in Canada: the story behind 'Suzanne' by Leonard Cohen
By
Editorial Staff

Published

June 30, 2017

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Canada Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to celebrate the songs that make up the soundtrack of our nation.

Radio 2's Made in Canada, an hour-long special hosted by Emma Godmere, will introduce you to the stories behind some of your favourite Canadian songs: how our biggest hip-hop pioneers paved the way for future MCs; how a songwriting icon burst through the boundaries of musical genre; and how even the most unlikely experiences — like bus rides and mopping floors — have influenced some of the homegrown hit songs you know and love.

Tune in to Made in Canada on Saturday, July 1, at 4 p.m. (4:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2, and Monday, July 3, at 5 p.m. (5:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 1. You can also hear these stories all through the rest of June on Radio 2 Morning and Radio 2 Drive.

Today, we look at the story of the real-life woman behind one of Leonard Cohen's most cherished songs.

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