A Pretty Amazing Story About The Chelsea Hotel, Leonard Cohen, And Janis Joplin | Exploring Markets

A Pretty Amazing Story About The Chelsea Hotel, Leonard Cohen, And Janis Joplin



Leonard Cohen's song "Chelsea Hotel #2", with the line "You told me again you preferred handsome men but for me you would make an exception." This was inspired by his brief affair with Janis Joplin. Visitors and residents of the Chelsea Hotel include Eugene O’Neil, Thomas Wolfe, and Arthur C. Clarke (who wrote 2001: A Space Oddyssey while in residence). Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead passed through the hotels doors in the 1960s. Virgil Thompson, Larry Rivers, William Burroughs, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Patti Smith, Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, and many, many others stayed here too.