Leonard Cohen Returns To LA & Mama’s Secret Cafe – 2013


Leonard Cohen & his personal assistant, Kezban Özcan, at lunch – Sept 25, 2013

Thanks to Gwen Langford, who alerted me to this photo. Originally posted Sept 25, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Presented In Promotional Photos: Passport Records Photo With Autograph

Passport Records* Promotional photo. Photo credit; Agence Sygma – France. Photographer; Dominique Issermann. Contributed by Dominique BOILE. Autograph by Leonard Cohen. From the Leonard Cohen Promotional Photos series.

*Because Cohen’s usual record label, Columbia, did not think his Various Positions album was commercially viable, they turned down the option to release Various Positions in the US. Walter Yetnikoff, president of the company, famously said, “Look, Leonard; we know you’re great, but we don’t know if you’re any good.” Various Positions, the tracklist of which included Hallelujah, Coming Back to You, and If It Be Your Will,  was instead picked up by the independent label Passport Records. Columbia did later include the album its catalog.

Sights & Sounds Of The 2010 Leonard Cohen Ghent Concerts

Leonard Cohen Gets Together With Friends In Ghent, Belgium – August 2010

The 2010 Leonard Cohen Ghent concerts blessed us with a deluge of superior videos. Simultaneously,  outstanding photos of the venue (and the nifty 2008 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees jacket displayed in the middle of this post) by Hans Kloss surfaced to serve as the perfect complement to the videos.

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Ghent: Aug 22, 2010
Video from albertnoonan

Leonard Cohen – Boogie Street
Ghent: Aug 22, 2010
Video from albertnoonan

Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life
Ghent: Aug 21, 2010
Video from bridgebud

Note: Originally posted Aug 25, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric