For more about the guys who take care of Leonard Cohen’s more mundane chores, see The Guy Who Carries Leonard Cohen’s Guitar. Photo by J.S. Carenza III. Originally posted July 18, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Leonard Cohen: Hydra, 1970s
Posted by Adam Cohen on Facebook
Update: Dominique BOILE offers the information that this photo was taken in 1981 by the Bruce Brown.
Leonard Cohen: Los Angeles, 2001
Happy Father’s Day!
Leonard sends Father’s Day greetings and this brilliant photo of himself reading to his children, Lorca & Adam (along with a kitten clutched by Adam) at their home in Hydra.
2017 Update: Leonard sent this Father’s Day photo and greeting my way at this time last year (2016). It immediately became one of my favorite shots of Leonard and his children. Now, the fact that he took the time and effort to search out and forward this photo when he was already in pain and all but incapacitated by the illness that led to his death renders this image all the more poignant and moving.
Also see Leonard Cohen As A Father
Leonard Cohen – Los Angeles 1992 from Songwriters On Songwriting By Paul Zollo. Found at LeonardCohenFiles. Photo by Paul Zollo. Originally posted December 26, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
The 2010 Helsinki Concert Photos
Maarten Massa’s photos of Leonard Cohen and, especially, the band members and backup singers from the August 10, 2010 Helsinki concert are among the best taken during the entire 2008-2010 tour. In addition to the shots displayed in this post, many other photos from the Helsinki show can be found at Leonard Cohen in Helsinki – Aug 10 2010: Part 1 and Part 2.
Video: Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You + Thank You To Jarkko
That the final song of the August 10, 2010 Leonard Cohen Helsinki Concert was “I Tried To Leave You” was hardly a surprise. Nor were the solo performances by the band members and backup singers unexpected.
Unique to the Helsinki show, however, were Leonard Cohen’s words of appreciation, following the completion of “I Tried To Leave You,” for the role Jarkko Arjatsalo and his website, LeonardCohenFiles.com, played in keeping Cohen’s songs alive when his “voice wasn’t heard very often in very many places.”
Leonard Cohen – I Tried To Leave You
Helsinki: Aug 10, 2010
Video from itriedtoleaveyou
Note: Originally posted July 5, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric