Video: Leonard Cohen’s Moving Performance Of Born In Chains – Oakland 2010

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Featuring Sharon Robinson, Hattie Webb, Charley Webb & Dino Soldo

Leonard Cohen – Born In Chains
Oakland: Dec 6. 2010
Video from arlenedick15

Note: Originally posted Dec 7, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.com

“We were talking about… how there’s an imbalance within positions of power, and Leonard said… ‘Women are the greater sex.'” The Webb Sisters Talk About Leonard Cohen’s Perspective On Women

Everyone I’ve spoken to about Leonard has remarked on the fact that he was very comfortable in the company of women.

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You can hear that in his songs. There’s a space every couple of moments where he feels there was a female perspective to be offered. In real life he looks for the female perspective. I also saw him at ease with men, so I don’t feel it was particularly a feminine connection. quotedown2

Hattie Webb

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We were talking about politics and business and how there’s an imbalance within positions of power, and Leonard said something along the lines of, ‘Women are the greater sex.’  I don’t know if he was just flattering me, but he did seem to think that.quotedown2

Charley Webb

 Quotation from Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen by Abby Steward. Hot Press: Sept 2017. Photo by Maarten Massa.

“My two cents worth: More harmonies, more harmonies, more harmonies! They lift from extremely satisfying to sublime.” Just Before His Death, Leonard Cohen Advises Hattie Webb

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My two cents worth: More harmonies, more harmonies, more harmonies! They lift from extremely satisfying to sublime. The album will be cherished by the lovers of beauty, but I want it to seduce millions. That part was clearly mapped out by The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. Forgive my impertinence,

Love,

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Leonard Cohen’s reply to Hattie Webb after she’d forwarded some of the songs from her upcoming solo album over to LA for her “friend and teacher” to hear. From Leonard Cohen Tribute: The Webb Sisters On “Our Friend And Teacher” Hot Press: Dec 20, 2016. Photo of Hattie Webb taken at the Mar 2, 2013 Leonard Cohen Oakland Concert by Soheyl Dahi

Striking Photos: 2013 Leonard Cohen London Concert

Shooting From The Front Row Of The O2

Eugene McLaughlin, who was responsible for remarkable photos from the Sept 14, 2012 Dublin Concert and the 2013 Birmingham Concert, now offers these high quality shots of the June 21, 2013 Leonard Cohen London show. These and more can be found at AwayTheLads.

Note: Originally posted Jul 1, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Sublime Webb Sisters Add Female Vocals To Tom Petty’s Runnin’ Down A Dream

Excerpt from Concert Review: Tom Petty Wraps Up Retrospective Tour With Galvanizing Hollywood Bowl Stand by Chris Willman (Variety: September 23, 2017)

The only significant change-up [i Tom Petty’s band] for the 2017 tour has been the addition of two female backup singers, England’s Webb Sisters, who get to do a few more choreographed moves than they did back when they were supporting Leonard Cohen. Though ever-present, their support was mostly more textural, if not almost subliminal. But they did manage to finally make “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (one of the few Petty songs ever to spotlight female vocals on record) adhere more to the original. They also got louder and clearer on “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” an only slightly startling addition to a perennial previously untouched by female larynxes.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Runnin’ Down A Dream
Wells Fargo Philadelphia: July 1, 2017

Also see

Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 1

These photos were taken at the Sept 20, 2013 Leonard Cohen Concert by Maarten Massa. Also see Brilliant Photos: The 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert Through The Lens Of Maarten Massa – Gallery 2. Even more shots taken by Maarten at this show can be found at his Facebook album: Final European concert of the Old Ideas World Tour 2013

Note: Originally posted 2Sept 27, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric