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

 

Kindly shared by Herbert Scholz‎ on Leonard’s Facebook page.

Leonard performed at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Germany on September 24, 1974.


I love this picture, at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, EVERYBODY wanted their picture taken with the master — with Leonard Cohen and Paul Williams.

Kindly shared by Sandi Bachom on Leonard’s Facebook page.

I love this picture, at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, EVERYBODY wanted their picture taken with the master — with Leonard Cohen and Paul Williams.

Kindly shared by Sandi Bachom on Leonard’s Facebook page.

Rufus Wainwright’s Birthday Greeting to Leonard Cohen

September 21, 2014 | 

TO LEONARD COHEN ON HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY.

Happy 80th Leonard. You have taught us all that behind the grand gestures it’s the little moments that count.

In terms of worldly things:

A cracked smile. A swift, short and kind answer. A warm blanket on a cold night out on the porch.

I will forever cherish and hold these brief but intimate times very close to my heart.
Thanks for that.

In terms of your work:

Your turning of a phrase, every time, is akin to turning towards an old friend and hitting the eternal bliss of the moment. Every time.

This, the world thanks you for.

Love Rufus.

Rufus Wainwright’s birthday greeting to Leonard Cohen posted on Wainwright’s website.  

Heads up on this thanks to Heck of a Guy.

Rufus is the father of Leonard’s granddaughter Viva.

Leonard Cohen - In My Secret Life - Milan 2008

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Leonard performed at Teatro Degli Arcimboldi in Milan, Italy on October 23, 2008.

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

Review of London Concert of March 23, 1972

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“Leonard Cohen” by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, April 1, 1972.

From Leonard Cohen Scrapbook by Jem Treadwell.  Many other Leonard Cohen articles collected in his Scrapbook here.

Leonard performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England on March 23, 1972.

Review of ‘Live Songs’

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"Leonard Cohen: ‘Live Songs’ (CBS65224)" by J.G., publication unknown, date unknown.

This review was kindly posted by Jem Treadwell at Leonard Cohen Scrapbook.

cohenyearsphotos:

bootyrockinbiggz:

From http://drhguy.com/2014/09/11/six-outstanding-photos-of-leonard-cohen-performing-in-paris-1970-paris/
Paris 1970




…photos taken by Jean-Pierre Leloir at that show on May 12, 1970 at the Olympia in Paris…

Kindly shared by Heck of a Guy.
Leonard performed on May 12, 1970 at Olympia in Paris, France.

cohenyearsphotos:

bootyrockinbiggz:

From http://drhguy.com/2014/09/11/six-outstanding-photos-of-leonard-cohen-performing-in-paris-1970-paris/

Paris 1970

…photos taken by Jean-Pierre Leloir at that show on May 12, 1970 at the Olympia in Paris…

Kindly shared by Heck of a Guy.

Leonard performed on May 12, 1970 at Olympia in Paris, France.

leonardcohenminute:

leonardcohenshair:

from http://drhguy.com/2014/09/11/six-outstanding-photos-of-leonard-cohen-performing-in-paris-1970-paris/
Paris 1970




…photos taken by Jean-Pierre Leloir at that show on May 12, 1970 at the Olympia in Paris…

Kindly shared by Heck of a Guy.
Leonard performed on May 12, 1970 at Olympia in Paris, France.

leonardcohenminute:

leonardcohenshair:

from http://drhguy.com/2014/09/11/six-outstanding-photos-of-leonard-cohen-performing-in-paris-1970-paris/

Paris 1970

…photos taken by Jean-Pierre Leloir at that show on May 12, 1970 at the Olympia in Paris…

Kindly shared by Heck of a Guy.

Leonard performed on May 12, 1970 at Olympia in Paris, France.