Photos Of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie At The 1967 Mariposa Festival

The 1967 Mariposa Folk Festival

The seventh iteration of the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1967 at Innis Lake Campground brought together a number of musical legends, including three of special interest to Leonard Cohen fans: Leonard Cohen himself, Joni Mitchell (Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen co-hosted a Songwriter’s Workshop on August 13, 1967), and Buffy Sainte-Marie. In researching a related topic, I came across some striking photos of these musicians at the Festival. I’ve posted  one photo of each singer here and  plan to publish a more extensive gallery of images with additional information about the Festival tomorrow.

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Leonard Cohen

Joni Mitchell & David Rea

Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Credit Due Department: The Mariposa Festival ad atop this post was originally published in The Broadside July 5, 1967 and was found at the excellent Joni Mitchell Chronology (marking done by me). The photo of Leonard Cohen is cited as follows: John Sharp, “Mariposa Folk Festival,” in York University Libraries | Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections online exhibits, Item #1877 (accessed March 15, 2012). The photo of Joni Mitchell and David Rea was found at York University’s digital library. The photo of Buffy Sainte-Marie is cited as follows: Sharp, “Mariposa Folk Festival,” in York University Libraries | Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections online exhibits, Item #1402 (accessed March 15, 2012).

One response to “Photos Of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie At The 1967 Mariposa Festival

  1. Can you imagine attending a songwriting workshop given by Leonard and Joni? Wow! Do you know if anyone attended? I wonder if they knew that they were at a masterclass? I guess Joni was yet to write her ‘best stuff but the fact that she was so prolific back then is tribute to the fact that it was her practise as an artist to simply just write.