When the Webb Sisters, on tour with Tom Petty, landed in Austin, they met up with their bandmates from the Leonard Cohen World Tour. The resultant photo was posted on their Facebook Page..
Theoretically, there may be close-up photos of Leonard Cohen performing in Amsterdam August 21, 2012 that are superior to these stellar shots – but if so, I haven’t seen them. Photos by Ben Houdijk. Please do not re-post without photographer’s permission.
Maarten Massa’s photos of Leonard Cohen and, especially, the band members and backup singers, at the August 10, 2010 Helsinki concert are among the best I’ve seen since the commencement of the tour. While he has graciously allowed these to be posted at Cohencentric, many other shots he took at the Helsinki show can be found at Leonard Cohen Helsinki – Aug 10 2010: Part 1 and Part 2.
Note: Originally posted August 10, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
In this screen shot from a 2008 video of an incipiently bearded Leonard Cohen in Munich, Joseph Carenza, the Tour Road Manager, is on Leonard’s right while Roscoe Beck, the Music Director for this and other Cohen tours, is to Leonard’s left. Originally posted Feb 18, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
[Leonard Cohen & Bob Dylan have] known each other for a long time, and I know there’s a lot of respect for each other. Jennifer Warnes told me a story once that there was a BMI [Broadcast Music, Inc] dinner once, they were honouring Bob Dylan. And Leonard was there and Jennifer was there. And at one point, Bob Dylan took Elizabeth Taylor by the hand and said, ‘Come, let me introduce you to a real poet…’
Leonard Cohen: Behind The Scenes, Part 6! by Michael Bonner (Uncut: November 19, 2008)
The Cohen-Dylan Interface
All posts about Leonard Cohen’s & Bob Dylan’s opinions of each other, their meetings, and comparisons by others can be found at
Leonard Cohen’s first-ever New Orleans concert Thursday night was, I think most would agree, transcendent; over the course of nearly three hours and a satisfying number of familiar songs, he and his band hit the mark of reverence, humor, ribaldry and general intimacy with the nearly sold-out theater even while battling a well-publicized group flu.
Opening paragraph of Spirituality, sex, wit and a staggering legacy: Leonard Cohen at the Mahalia Jackson Theater by Alison Fensterstock. The Times-Picayune: March 29, 2013. Full report and photo gallery (photos by Erika Goldring) at link.
Roscoe Beck “Down For The Count”
According to this on-the-scene report, Roscoe Beck, the 2013 Leonard Cohen Tor Musical Director, was stricken with an exacerbation of flu symptoms during the encores at the New Orleans concert last night (March 28, 2013). The photo & the following text are by Joey Carenza:
Down for the Count: Roscoe Beck flat on the deck with what appears to be a nasty bit of stomach flu. The band is going to have to scramble to keep the encores coming.
Better Out Than In: Well, that’s my stance and I’m sticking near it. Roscoe is looking better, fluids dripping and then back to hotel. Pretty bog standard food poisoning it seems. Hey, it happens.
Credit Due Department: Photo atop post by John Rigney, Originally posted Mar 29, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric