Photos Of Interest: Leonard Cohen In Concert – Los Angeles 2012

These photos taken by Shannon Burns at the Nov 5, 2012 Leonard Cohen Los Angeles concert are too good to miss. Worthy of special note are

  • Image #3: Sharon Robinson performing the seldom photographed Olé move
  • Image #7: A copy of the show’s timeline atop the mixing board
  • Images #18: Shannon explains, “The two guys next to me (the ones who had gone to the show in Madrid) brought Leonard a packet of enlarged photos they had taken and printed of Leonard from the shows they had been to previously. At the end, they threw it onto the stage, and Leonard, after the song, went over to it, knelt, picked it up, then mouthed to them (as seen in the photo) ‘for me?’ He then took it to the back in front of the drum set on the drum kit stage, and then took it offstage.”

Note: Originally posted Dec 2, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Marc Roed Photo Of Sharon Robinson Featured In Gragjanski Magazine

Sharon Robinson’s Facebook Page offers a scan of an article about her in Gragjanski, a Macedonian magazine. I’m told the text is appropriately laudatory but I’m most interested in that spectacular photo of Ms Robinson.

That photo looked familiar.

Turns out it looked familiar because three months ago it was posted on this site at “Photographer Of Two Superb Sharon Robinson Photos Identified.” The occasion for the posting was the discovery that this shot (and one other favorite Robinson photo) were taken by Marc Roed at the Aug 26, 20012 Leonard Cohen Aalborg concert.

The magazine flipped the photo horizontally to look like this.

My ability to read Macedonian isn’t strong – or existent, so I don’t know if Marc received credit for the photo or not. Regardless, I certainly want him credited on Cohencentric.

Note: Originally posted Jan 16, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photo: Leonard Cohen & The Unified Heart Touring Company Giving Toronto Everything They Got – 2012

Reviewing Cohen concert photos that haven’t been posted, I came across this shot that captures Leonard Cohen and his musicians doing what they do best – this time at the Air Canada Centre on Dec 4, 2012

Credit Due Department: Photo by Geoff Sinton

Note: Originally posted Jan 14, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Plays Madrid 1985 – Photo By Daniel Bastida + Take This Longing – Hannover 1979

Daniel Bastida, who took this photo of Leonard Cohen in concert in Madrid 1985, pairs it with the great version of Take This Longing performed in Hannover 1979.

Leonard Cohen – Take This Longing
Hannover: Nov 11,1979
Video uploaded by ALB123Videos
Note: The woman Leonard references in the introduction is Nico.