A historical walk through the life and work of Leonard Cohen organized by decade and categorized by topic.

Most of the concert dates are taken from Jim Devlin's amazing resource "Is This What You Wanted." Thanks, Jim!

If you would like to make a contribution to creating this timeline, please contact Marie at megan2c2b@aol.com

 


Leonard and Jennifer Warnes
© Porch Light

From “Famous Blue Raincoat: 20th Anniversary Edition Photo Gallery” on Jennifer Warnes’ website.

Photographer and year unknown.

Leonard and Jennifer Warnes

© Porch Light

From “Famous Blue Raincoat: 20th Anniversary Edition Photo Gallery” on Jennifer Warnes’ website.

Photographer and year unknown.

Robert Altman speaking about using Leonard’s songs in McCabe & Mrs. Miller.  Material on Leonard begins at 12:13.

Heads on this video thanks to Heck of a Guy.


Pretty great treasure from Courtney’s mom’s days at Queen’s. #sigh #leonardcohen

Kindly shared by springstina on Instagram.
Leonard performed at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on October 15, 1970.

Pretty great treasure from Courtney’s mom’s days at Queen’s. #sigh #leonardcohen

Kindly shared by springstina on Instagram.

Leonard performed at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on October 15, 1970.


Leonard Cohen Poster April 1, 2009 Austin, Texas LE #16/50

This is an eBay item offered by karstensondenali.
Leonard performed at The Long Center in Austin, Texas on April 1 & 2, 2009.

Leonard Cohen Poster April 1, 2009 Austin, Texas LE #16/50

This is an eBay item offered by karstensondenali.

Leonard performed at The Long Center in Austin, Texas on April 1 & 2, 2009.


With Donna Washburn, Tel-Aviv - 1972

Jennifer Warnes with Donna Washburn.  Photo by  Sherry Suris.
From “Famous Blue Raincoat: 20th Anniversary Edition Photo Gallery” on Jennifer Warnes’ website.

With Donna Washburn, Tel-Aviv - 1972

Jennifer Warnes with Donna Washburn.  Photo by  Sherry Suris.

From “Famous Blue Raincoat: 20th Anniversary Edition Photo Gallery” on Jennifer Warnes’ website.

Roshi with his students.  Leonard is on far right.  
Photographer and year unknown.
From Rinzai-ji Zen Center Facebook page.

Roshi with his students.  Leonard is on far right.  

Photographer and year unknown.

From Rinzai-ji Zen Center Facebook page.

Roshi and his students.  Leonard is on the left side.
Photographer and year unknown.
From the Rinzai-ji Zen Center Facebook page.

Roshi and his students.  Leonard is on the left side.

Photographer and year unknown.

From the Rinzai-ji Zen Center Facebook page.

Roshi with his students.  Leonard is second from right.
Photographer unknown.
From the Rinzai-ji Zen Center Facebook page.

Roshi with his students.  Leonard is second from right.

Photographer unknown.

From the Rinzai-ji Zen Center Facebook page.

From “Leonard Cohen » Shows » 2008-10-12 - Scandinavium » Photos,” RockFoto, October 12, 2008. Photo by Linnéea Pettersson.
Leonard performed at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 12, 2008.
More information about this concert here and on The Leonard Cohen Forum.

From “Leonard Cohen » Shows » 2008-10-12 - Scandinavium » Photos,” RockFoto, October 12, 2008. Photo by Linnéea Pettersson.

Leonard performed at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 12, 2008.

More information about this concert here and on The Leonard Cohen Forum.

cohenyearsphotos:


Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Leonard Cohen’s Zen teacher and close friend, died Sunday in Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles at the age of 107. I went to the LA Zen Center once to hear him teach - it was a few years ago when he was a mere 103 or 104; I’d gone in the hope of talking to him for my book I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen. When I spoke to Leonard shortly afterwards, I had to admit that, impressed though I was that the old man was still teaching, I couldn’t make sense of anything he said. Leonard laughed and said no-one could. “He doesn’t give you any astounding truths that we come to expect from spiritual teachers, because he’s a mechanic, he’s not talking about the philosophy of locomotion, he’s talking about repairing the motor. He’s mostly talking to the broken motor.” I have several musican friends, lovely people, whose broken motors he helped fix…

Kindly shared by Sylvie Simmons‎, author of I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen on the Facebook group I need a regular dose of Leonard Cohen.
Year and photographer unknown.

cohenyearsphotos:

Joshu Sasaki Roshi, Leonard Cohen’s Zen teacher and close friend, died Sunday in Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles at the age of 107. I went to the LA Zen Center once to hear him teach - it was a few years ago when he was a mere 103 or 104; I’d gone in the hope of talking to him for my book I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen. When I spoke to Leonard shortly afterwards, I had to admit that, impressed though I was that the old man was still teaching, I couldn’t make sense of anything he said. Leonard laughed and said no-one could. “He doesn’t give you any astounding truths that we come to expect from spiritual teachers, because he’s a mechanic, he’s not talking about the philosophy of locomotion, he’s talking about repairing the motor. He’s mostly talking to the broken motor.” I have several musican friends, lovely people, whose broken motors he helped fix…

Kindly shared by Sylvie Simmons‎, author of I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen on the Facebook group I need a regular dose of Leonard Cohen.

Year and photographer unknown.