Outstanding Photos: Nov 6, 2017 Montreal Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert

Photos by Henry Tengelsen;  view his full gallery from this show at Henry’s Facebook Album

Hear Erin Dickens Perform Leonard Cohen’s Came So Far For Beauty – 2017

Leonard Cohen with backup singers Emily Bindiger (middle) and Erin Dickins (on reader’s right) in concert at Falkoner Teatret in Copenhagen on Sept 22, 1974.

Erin Dickins is best known to Leonard Cohen fans as Cohen’s backup singer, along with Emily Bindiger, during the 1974 and 1975 Tours (that’s her on the right in the photo atop this post). She was also a founding member of “The Manhattan Transfer” and worked with many other musical notables, including Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, and James Brown. Erin Dickens writes:

I wanted to share with you a song recorded on my new CD, Vignettes. John Lissauer and I collaborated on a lovely arrangement of “Came So Far For Beauty.” John co~wrote the song with Leonard and played all instruments. Just sad we never could play it for Leonard.