Photo: Leonard Cohen (With Robert Hershorn & Mort Rosengarten) Sans Buckskin Jacket In A Band At McGill In 1954

The photo atop this post presents the Hillel Band at McGill: Nov 1954. That’s Leonard Cohen in the middle, rear with guitar and his friends, Robert Hershorn at far right with banjo and Mort Rosengarten second from right with trombone.

The Buckskin Boys, shown below, is widely regarded as Leonard Cohen’s first band, Information about the Buckskin Boys can be found at Identifying The Do-se-do Guy In Leonard Cohen’s First Band.

Note: Originally posted Jan 11, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

2 Photos: A Very Young Leonard Cohen, His Sister Esther, And For The 1st Time A Bear

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Dogs And Horses And Bears, Oh My!

Indeed, while I’ve posted many photos of Leonard Cohen with his canine friends, a shot of the Canadian singer-songwriter astride a white stallion, and even one image with a real monkey, these are the first photos of Leonard Cohen I’ve found that also feature a bear.. Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images. Originally posted July 12, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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Bagpiper Plays For A Young Leonard Cohen & Sister Esther + 2nd Bagpipe Performance Photo 70+ Years Later

bagpiperThis is not the only time a photo was taken of bagpipes being played for Leonard Cohen. It happened again 70+ years later at the ceremonies of the 2011 Prince of Asturias Awards in Oviedo; check it out at Cohen se quita el sombrero ante los gaiteros asturianos by Lucía González (El Mundo: Oct 18, 2011)

Also see Leonard Cohen’s Bagpipe Museum Reference At 1972 Newcastle Concert

Credit Due Department: Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images. Originally posted June 27, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos: Leonard Cohen – Always Into Flowers

lc-flower2A very young Leonard Cohen fascinated by a flower he has picked from his family lawn. Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to this image.

nimesLeonard Cohen immerses himself in flowers on state at the 2009 Nimes concert. This vividly romantic scene was captured in this photo by Pirlouiiiit