Leonard Cohen Talks About Poetry As A Way To Win Women’s Hearts, Country Music, His Chop, His London Landlady, L.A. & Catastrophe, Performs Democracy, The Future, & Dance Me To The End of Love On Later With Jools Holland – 1993

Featuring Julie Christensen & Perla Batalla

This video offers the complete Later With Jools Holland show (BBC), taped May 12, 1993 and broadcast May 14, 1993, featuring Leonard Cohen. It includes an informative and entertaining interview with Leonard, a 1967 clip of Leonard & Julie Felix performing Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye, and Leonard’s stellar performances of Democracy, The Future, and Dance Me To The End Of Love with Julie Christensen & Perla Batalla.

Update: The complete show video is no longer online. Instead, see


Credit Due Department:Thanks to Linda Sturgess, who alerted me to this video

A 1993 Gallery: Leonard Cohen & Musicians On “Later With Jools Holland”

All the images in this gallery are screen captures from a video of Leonard Cohen and his musicians in a performance which took place May 12, 1993 and was taped for an episode of the “Later With Jools Holland” BBC program (broadcast May 14, 1993).


Identification Guide

Julie Christensen is the blonde backup singer. Perla Batalla, the other backup vocalist is positioned on the reader’s right. Most of the other individuals can be identified by their instruments:

Leonard Cohen – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Perla Batalla – vocals
Julie Christensen – vocals
Bob Metzger – guitars, pedal steel guitar
Bob Furgo – keyboards, violin
Paul Ostermayer – keyboards, saxophone, flute
Bill Ginn – keyboards
Jorge Calderon – bass
Steve Meador – drums

Note: Originally Mar 12, 2013 posted at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Quotes Woody Allen & Performs A Singer Must Die – Boston 1993

Your vision is right, my vision is wrong
I’m sorry for smudging the air with my song

Leonard Cohen – A Singer Must Die
Boston: July 16, 1993
Video from messalina79

Note: Originally posted January 31, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric