Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne Still Loves Life and Dance
Ottawa Citizen: Dec 5, 1981
The “Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne” of the title is, of course, Suzanne Verdal, the woman who inspired the song, “Suzanne.” Over the years, human interest stories of the “Whatever Happened To Suzanne Verdal” ilk, typically contrasting the life paths of the singer-songwriter and his muse, have become recurrent features in print periodicals and on websites. (A partial listing of such pieces is included at the end of this post.) This article is the earliest instance of this genre I’ve found thus far.
This article is part of the Leonard Cohen Press Archive
Selected Features About The Fate Of Suzanne Verdal
- Rear-view Mirror: Who was “Suzanne” and why did Leonard Cohen make her famous? The most impressive of the lot, this Jun 26, 2013 CBC production includes an explanation of Verdal’s role as a muse, a lengthy audio interview with Verdal, and pertinent videos of Leonard Cohen interviews and performances.
- Suzanne: You Probably Think This Song Is about You. A transcription of a June 1998 BBC Radio 4 FM interview of Suzanne Verdal McCallister by Kate Saunders. Found at LeonardCohenFiles
- Living Off The Grid (see the “Suzanne” section) by Linda Immediato. LA Weekly: Jan 28, 2010
- Suzanne – Celebrities I have known, or almost by Pat Hartman. Games Artists Play With Themselves: Nov 2, 2008
- Nick Meets a MegaMuse by Nick Herbert. Quantum Tantra: July 1, 2014