2011 Photo: Leonard Cohen’s LA Home With His Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award In Window

In searching through material related to Leonard Cohen and the Grammys, I came across this photo taken in May 2011 by Shannon Burns.1 What’s the Grammy connection? Well, sharp-eyed Shannon noticed that Leonard’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award was visible in the second story window of the duplex (see blowup below).

Missing from the photo is Mr Cohen himself, who was seated to the right of the unidentified gentleman in the yard.


  1. We didn’t post that photo then lest we publicize the location of Leonard’s home.That precaution has been obviated by the fact that several pictures of the house are now online. []

Image From 2014 Quartier Concordia Exhibition: Irving Layton, Niema Ash, & Leonard Cohen

This photo was contributed by Fay Ginzberg who got it from Nizo Abu Issa, who reported “It was taken today [at time of original posting – Jan 22, 2014] on the corners of St-Catherine and Guy streets on the facade of one of the Concordia University buildings. (In Montreal obviously)”

After a bit of searching, I discovered not only the name of the woman sitting between Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen (Niema Ash is a travel writer and Yeats scholar) but also that this photo was a part of the Looking back at a vibrant literary decade – Quartier Concordia exhibition celebrates Montreal’s acclaimed writers of the 1960s display at Concordia University.

Originally posted Jan 22, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

“Photos That Capture Moments And Subtle Gestures” 2013 Leonard Cohen Antwerp Concert

June 23, 2013 Leonard Cohen Antwerp Concert

When I first heard from Pete Purnell in 2012, he wrote that his goal was to take concert photos that would “capture moments and subtle gestures” of the sort that are rarely caught in the shots favored by sources, such as newspapers and magazines, serving large populations. These photos from the 2013 Leonard Cohen Antwerp Concert are evidence that he remains committed to this mission.

Leonard Cohen In Concert 1974-1993: Photos By Pete Purnell comprises five photo sets of Leonard Cohen concerts between 1974 and 1993.

Originally posted Sept 27, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric