Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas Album & 2012 Ghent Concerts Street Posters

When Dominique BOILE wasn’t attending the Leonard Cohen show with his wife Annie (those tickets at the bottom of this post belong to the Boiles) or photographing Sharon Robinson or the Webb Sisters in Ghent, he was taking these shots of concert & album posters on the streets of that city. (I may have mentioned that I am taken with the look of posters actually displayed as posters on the street rather than graphics on a web site.)

En route to the venue

A Storefront on Nederkouter Street

And just to show Leonard plays well with others

2012 Ghent Concert Tickets

Note: Originally posted August 18, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen Fans Reading The Sandusky Register 1970 Strawberry Fields Festival Article Were To Be Disappointed

Notwithstanding the rather detailed article from the July 25, 197 Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio) displayed below [bolding mine], Leonard Cohen was not to perform at the Strawberry Fields Festival held August 7, 8, and 9, 1970 “in the Canadian Maritime Province of New Brunswick at Moncton” aka “lobster capital of the world.” For one thing, the Festival was moved to Mosport, Ontario. And, more to the point, Leonard Cohen (and Led Zeppelin), while scheduled, did not appear. For more information, see 1970 Leonard Cohen Shows That Weren’t.

Rock Festival Slated – Canada

Four hundred acres of wild berry bushes and unspoiled beaches mark the site for the First Annual AlterNation Rock Festival, “Strawberry Fields,” to take place in the Canadian Maritime Province of New Brunswick at Moncton, August 7-9.

Scheduled to feature such top acts as Eric Burdon & War, Cactus, Leonard Cohen, Delaney & Bonnie, Grand Funk Railroad, Procol Harum, Melanie, Mountain, Sly & the Family Stone, Youngbloods and Led Zeppelin, the three-day musical meeting will run each day from low to high tides. The bill will also include such Canadian talent as M a n i t o b a , C r o w b a r , Luke & the Apostles, and others.

NOTED AS the lobster capital of the world, this site is bordered by white beaches, wild strawberry fields, peach trees and contains salt and fresh-water spring rivers, and miles of pure white and untouched sands. Campers will have full access to clean, clear salt waters and a bay whose tide goes out for one and one half miles each day. Fresh water from n a t u r a l wells will be pumped for drinking purposes, e l i m i n a t i n g the casualties of broken pipes and rusty water.

Food concession  prices will be controlled in accordance with festival policy and fresh-caught lobster and fish from this primarily vegetarian state will be available in abundance. Free rice kitchens will be manned by Toronto’s Penny Farthing.

Medical staff and hospital tents will be located at each camping area and at all ends of the site. The Clinic, Canada’s equivalent of the Hog Farm, will patrol the site and provide special hospital facilities and rest areas. Traffic, information and services will be handled by tribal members under the direction of Clinic members.

Seating will be arranged amphitheater style on a graded slope. Adequate units of toilets and showers have been stationed throughout camping grounds, beaches and stage area.

Three-day festival tickets are available at $15, and may be purchased at all Ticketron outlets or by mail order to Strawberry Fields, Suite 700, 720 Filth Avenue, New York, N.Y

Originally posted August 27, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: The 1970 Leonard Cohen Saratoga Springs Concert That Wasn’t

This August 3, 1970 Schenectady Gazette newspaper advertisement promoted the August 10, 1970 Leonard Cohen Concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. That show never took place, making  it one of those 1970 Leonard Cohen Shows That Weren’t.

Why? This report from the August 7, 1970 Bennington Banner of Bennington, Vermont addresses the cancellation:

Cohen Concert at Saratoga Canceled

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Illness has forced cancellation of the Aug. 10 concert by Canadian poet-singer Leonard Cohen at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Cohen’s was hospitalized in Europe after he was severely chilled during a performance at a music festival in Aix-en- Provence, France, according to his management. Those holding tickets to the concert may exchange them or obtain refunds at the S.P.A.C. main box office on Route 50.

“SPAC Poet-Singer Concert Canceled Due to Illness,” a short article in the August 8, 1970 Glen Falls, NY Post-Star provided the same information in almost exactly the same words, adding that “Mr Cohen’s management had sent word that the singer was currently hospitalized in Europe and would be unable to fulfill his next three weeks of scheduled engagements.”

Happily, the Canadian singer-songwriter was healthy enough by August 14, 1970 to perform on French TV.

Originally posted at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 1979 Nantes Concert Card

1979 Leonard Cohen Tour – France

Dominique BOILE forwards this delightful 10 x 7 cm card concerning the Leonard Cohen concert in Nantes, France on October 25, 1979. It, like the Hamburg 1980 Leonard Cohen poster, is based on the cover art of Leonard Cohen’s Recent Songs album.

Originally posted July 7, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric