I took some photos at Leonard Cohen's concert in the National (Boxing) Stadium in Dublin on the 2nd March 1985. Most of the photos got given away or lost so I went looking for the negatives and did the time consuming job of scanning them on an Epson scanner at 1200 dpi with a film adapter.
so I thought it appropriate that it would be on my 4000th post here that I would remember Leonard in this way. These photos have never been seen in public before.
At one point Leonard gave me a cheeky grin, I suppose he was wondering why none of the security men were stopping me taking photographs. I was wondering the same thing, so I kept on taking photographs.
Great photos Comet. Cohen was unique, there is no one else anything like him. Wonderfully talented lyricist, with a different outlook on life to most of us (well, me at any rate). But I still play his early albums from time to time. I put Songs of Leonard Cohen on my car stereo the day he died and it is still there. I'd forgotten how powerful those songs are.
Ah, so therein lies the danger of attending so many Hayley concerts: you start to forget them! And I would think Hayley would be unforgettable!
It wasn't so much as forgetting the concert Libby as forgetting what Hayley sang! Still unforgiveable I agree particularly when you consider that ageing affects short term rather than long term memory.
there are some complete concerts available on the site to listen to, the above link should bring you to the Montreaux Concert of the 25th June 1976, it features Laura Branigan on backing vocals, you will have to scroll down a little and click the play > button on the photo. the audio quality is great as it may have been broadcast on radio at the time.
There are a number of recordings appearing in Tower records and HMV of concerts that were previously only available as bootlegs, I got some of them recently and my favourite one is titled "From the Shadows" Leonard Cohen live at L'Olympia, Paris 5th June 1976. It also features Laura Branigan on backing vocals.
Another one is called Upon a smokey evening and is from a radio broadcast from the Beethovenhalle, Bonn, Germany 3rd December 1979.