The man who became a superstar by mistake

You may already know this story but, hey, allow me to repeat it, even if it’s just to illustrate the incredible role of serendipity in success and failure.

We begin in 1984 when Leonard Cohen, the venerated Canadian musician, released a song titled Hallelujah. You see, Mr Cohen had been toiling on that one song for so many years and, although it wasn’t a bad piece of work, it arrived like a wink in the dark.

And to make matters worse for the singer-songwriter, some of the biggest records of that decade would also come out that year.  Continue reading The man who became a superstar by mistake