Folksinger, guitarist, and songwriter Myles Cohen started his professional music career around 1970. At first he worked with school friend Lenny Solomon, a violinist. They did a number of recordings under the name Myles and Lenny, and won a Juno Award together. Near the end of the '70s, Cohen went solo, completing several singles and a couple of albums.
Myles Cohen was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. In his early teens, he taught himself to play the guitar so he could work out the songs he wrote. It wasn't long before he was earning spots in local bands. In high school he met Lenny Solomon and the two began to perform together. In 1972, the team signed a recording contract with the GRT label. The deal produced a debut single, "Time to Know Your Friends." After the release, Myles and Lenny toured regularly, playing clubs and folk festivals, opening for major acts like Savoy Brown and the Beach Boys.
By 1974, Myles and Lenny had switched to the Columbia Records label. Singles like "Can You Give It All to Me," "Hold on Lovers," and "Don't Come Crying to Me" earned the guys a Juno Award for Most Promising Group in 1975. After a few more recordings and a couple of years, Cohen decided to take his talent solo. He only managed two albums -- Take a Ride With Me and Starting All Over Again -- both done under the Polydor Records label. In the '80s, Cohen left Canada behind and moved to the United States.