Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music
(b Stuart David Cohen, 18 Feb. '41, Pawtucket RI; d 2 Dec. '82, NYC) Singer/songwriter, actor; played guitar, piano. Joined US Navy '58 but soon went to Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene, infl. and/or infl. by Bob Dylan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Luke Faust; best-known song 'Outlaw Man' covered by the Eagles. Albums on Elektra: David Blue '66, David Blue And The American Patrol '67; on Reprise: These 23 Days In September '68, Me '70 (released under name of S. David Cohen); on Asylum: Stories '72, Nice Baby And The Angel '73, Comin' Back For More '75, Cupid's Arrow '76. Later LP for WB not released; working on another when he died of heart attack while jogging. Best-known film roles incl. Dylan's Renaldo And Clara '78, Wim Wenders's The American Friend '78, Neil Young's Human Highway '79; TV roles incl. Studs Lonigan '75, The Ordeal Of Patti Hearst, Uncertain Futures (dir. by his wife, Nesya Blue, and for which he also wrote score). Starred in plays American Days '82 dir. by Jacques Levy at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Leonard Cohen Show '80 in Montreal.