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Leonard Cohen at the alternate-universe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Leonard Cohen, topped with his signature fedora, greets fans outside the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The date was May 12, 2009. Leonard Cohen was born in 1934, so he turned 75 the year this photo was taken.
If you're wondering how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame got moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Philadelphia, we were wondering the same thing. Also, those marble columns in the background look nothing like the modernist construction done by I.M. Pei for the actual Rock Hall of Fame. Is there a separate, alternate-universe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Philadelphia? Is this photo actually in Cleveland but the Hall of Fame has a secret classical entrance? Has the whole world gone mad? We don't know. But that's the caption that came with this photo, so we must stand by it. All hail Leonard Cohen and Philadelphia, home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!