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"I was quite literally tasked with completing it," Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, says about his father's wish for him to finish this album. Kezban Özcan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'He'd Asked Me To Complete These Works': Adam Cohen On 'Thanks For The Dance'

Leonard Cohen's son, Adam, speaks about producing his father's posthumous album and how he urged his father to record vocal ideas up until his death.

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Black Swan Thom Yorke

Irving Burgie at his home in Queens in 2017. Burgie, who rewrote the lyrics to the traditional Jamaican song "Day-O," died Friday at the age of 95. Susan Watts/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Irving Burgie, Songwriter Who Helped Bring Calypso To America, Dies At 95

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'He'd Asked Me To Complete These Works': Adam Cohen On 'Thanks For The Dance'

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