The Leonard Cohen – Joni Mitchell Nexus Of Nakedness


“Won’t you let me see your naked body?”

Adrian Du Plessis, Allison Crowe’s Personable Manager and a 1960s & 1970s music aficionado has observed a serendipitous confluence between

1. A Leonard Cohen quotation entry: Q: Is there anything greater in life than the sight of a naked beautiful woman? Leonard Cohen: “Not too many.”

and, appearing the same day,

2. A posting by another Facebook friend of a photo (displayed atop this post) of a naked Joni Mitchell from the inside cover of her 1972 album, For The Roses.

Is this concurrence a mere coincidence? Well, of course it is, but it’s an interesting coincidence. So, let’s add one more pertinent quote, this one from Joni Mitchell:

He [Leonard Cohen] owns the phrase “naked body,” for example; it appears in every one of his songs.1

Note: Originally posted February 9, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric


  1. Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period by Michelle Mercer. Free Press; 1st Edition, April 7, 2009 []