These photos of Leonard Cohen, Perla Batalla, & Julie Christensen were taken at the May 17, 1988 concert at Teatro Orfeo, Milan by Mariano Brustio.
The Dancers logo is emblematic of Leonard Cohen’s “Take This Waltz” and the I’m Your Man album. The 1988 Tour, of course, was undertaken in support of the I’m Your Man album. “DKB” on front of the jacket refers to Copenhagen-based DKB Concert Promotion. The stylized airplane is part of the DKB logo. The jacket was manufactured by Converse All Star.
Note: Originally posted November 20, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
I’m Your Cardboard Man
This promotional cardboard cutout of Leonard Cohen eating a banana and holding a modified I’m Your Man album with the same image on the cover measures 1.16 m! (45.66 inches) in height. From the private collection of Dominique BOILE.
Note: Originally posted Sept 17, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Leonard Cohen – Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam April 19, 1988
Pete Purnell, who took these photos, writes:
This theatre is in fact the opera house and in 1988 it had been open for little more than a year. This was the first “pop” concert to be held there. The afternoon before the show I happened to walk past hoping for a glimpse of Leonard in the wild. All I saw was the tour-bus parked outside and in the window on the top deck of the bus was a poster with a portrait of Leonard as if he were actually sitting there.
Leonard Cohen In Concert 1974-1993: Photos By Pete Purnell: Pete Purnell contributed remarkable photos from the 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour. Consequently, when he mentioned photos he had taken at Cohen concerts in the 1970s and 1980s, I was eager to view them. And, when I saw these outstanding images, I was eager to post them for others to savor as well. Leonard Cohen In Concert 1974-1993: Photos By Pete Purnell comprises five photo sets, each typically containing four black and white shots, of Leonard Cohen concerts between 1974 and 1993. All posts in this series are listed at the Leonard Cohen In Concert 1974 To 1993: Photos By Pete Purnell. Note: These photos were unpublished until first posted Dec 15, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
Leonard Cohen seems to have had an atypically high number (perhaps even a bunch) of banana connections, and where else, if not Cohencentric, are you likely to find them gathered in one place?1
The Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man Cover Has A Peel
And there is a story behind that cover art. In Various Positions, his biography of Cohen, Ira Nadel describes the scene:
At a Los Angles warehouse to watch the filming of the [Jennifer] Warnes’ video, “First We Take Manhattan,” Cohen was photographed by publicist Sharon Weisz in his dark glasses, charcoal gray pin-striped suit, and white T-shirt, eating a banana. For him, the image was precise and revealing:
Sharon showed it to me later and it seemed to sum up perfectly. “Here’s this guy looking cool,” I thought, “in shades and nice suit. He seems to have a grip on things, an idea of himself.
The only thing wrong, of course, is that he was caught holding a half eaten banana.
And it suddenly occurred to me that’s everyone’s dilemma: At the times we think we’re coolest, what everyone else sees is a guy with his mouth full of banana…”
He admired the photo so much that it became the signature image for his 1988 hit album I’m Your Man, and the poster image of his 1988 world tour.2
The same photo is shown to better advantage on the cover of the 7″ vinyl single of I’m Your Man.
Day 1/5.Leonard Cohen,Athens 1988,rehearsal before the concert. I was invited by very talented dear friend @neni_mou2 to participate in B&W challenge.Thanks @neni_mou2 !I have to post 1 b&w photo per day,for 5 days and invite every day one friend for 5 days.Today,I invite @matoulakousteni ,an extremely talented woman and a very loving friend.Have fun!
Thanks to a B&W photo challenge, we have been gifted with this immaculate photo of “Leonard Cohen, Athens 1988, rehearsal before the concert” (Leonard Cohen performed in concert at the Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece on June 19, 1988). Posted by Haris Papadimitrakopoulos
Note: Originally posted Nov 3, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric