Leonard Cohen Plays Radio City Music Hall – 2009

I get off on marquee shots such as the one atop this post. That the marquee is for a Leonard Cohen concert and is attached to a landmark like Radio City Music Hall is just that much better. The photos of Leonard in performance are a nice bonus. The shows took place May 16 & 17, 2009,

Credit Due Department: The good folks at Madison Square Garden have given permission to publish these photos, all of which were taken by Chad Batka.

Originally posted May 22, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 2010 St Margareth Concert Posters

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Posters for September 5, 2010 Leonard Cohen World Tour Concert at Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland, Austria, Römersteinbruch. This outstanding selection of photos shot and shared by Szilivia Szanto aka gallina.

Originally posted January 26, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Indigo Event 2006

When Leonard Cohen, Anjani, The Barenaked Ladies, and Ron Sexsmith performed at the Indigo Event in Toronto in 2006, it was Cohen’s first public appearance since 1993. Originally posted May 4, 2011 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Also See Videos & Photos: Leonard Cohen, Anjani, Ron Sexsmith, Barenaked Ladies At Indigo – Toronto 2006

“I had to bang [the board’s] heads together to get them to understand that they had to have this afternoon concert with Joni & Leonard” Judy Collins On Getting Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen In The 1967 Newport Folk Festival


I was on the board of the Newport Festival with all the boys — George Wein, Harold Leventhal, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow. Ronnie Gilbert [of the Weavers] and I were the only women, and I started to campaign with the board to get a singer-songwriter afternoon because I wanted Joni Mitchell on that show. And I wanted Leonard Cohen on that show. It was like coming up against a brick wall. They didn’t want anything to do with this. They were in this odd retroactive phase. It was as if they forgot that Pete Seeger wrote all these songs. They wanted everything old. If it wasn’t at least two centuries old, they didn’t want it. And I had to bang their heads together to get them to understand that they had to have this afternoon concert with Joni and Leonard, and Tom Paxton was on it, also, and Janis Ian. It was a a big, big, big deal. I wanted to do this for Joni, Leonard, and Janis.quotedown2

Judy Collins

 

From Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe. Sarah Crichton Books (October 17, 2017).

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 2013 Stockholm Concert Poster

An in situ poster promoting the Aug 15. 2013 Leonard Cohen concert’ held in Stockholm. Photo taken by Svetlana Bolonova. Special thanks to Roman Gavrilin aka Hermitage Prisoner, who forwarded the photo to me. Originally posted August 21, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.