The Universe Of 1974 Leonard Cohen Tour Photos Expands
While it wasn’t in the Big Bang category, a sudden, significant enlargement of the number of online photos from the 1974 Leonard Cohen Tour1 took place yesterday when seven previously unpublished concert photos taken by Pete Purnell and five photos from the personal collection of Emily Bindiger, a backup singer on the 1974 Tour, went online.
Leonard Cohen Concert Photos
Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam – Oct 2, 1974
These photos, taken by Pete Purnell at the Oct 2, 1974 Leonard Cohen Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam show, are the only photos from this specific show I’ve been able to discover.
Pete comments on attending this concert:
The venue is in fact an ice rink named after a Dutch skating hero, Jaap Eden. My most vivid non photographic memory of the occasion is that of arriving very early and standing at the glass doors of the entrance adjacent to the stage. Inside we could hear, but not see, Leonard playing “Who By Fire.”
1974 Band Members: Jeff Layton (banjo, guitar, mandolin, strings), Johnny Miller (bass), John Lissauer (keyboards, saxophone, woodwind), Erin Dickens (vocals), Emily Bindiger (vocals)
Leonard Cohen In Concert 1974-1993: Photos By Pete Purnell: Pete Purnell contributed remarkable photos from the 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour (see Aug 22, 2012 Amsterdam Concert and 2012 Ghent & Amsterdam Concerts). Consequently, when he mentioned photos he had taken at Cohen concerts in the 1970s and 1980s, I was eager to view them. And, when I saw these outstanding images, I was eager to post them for others to savor as well. Leonard Cohen In Concert 1974-1993: Photos By Pete Purnell comprises five photo sets, each typically containing four black and white shots, of Leonard Cohen concerts between 1974 and 1993. All posts in this series are listed at the Index Page: Leonard Cohen In Concert 1974 To 1993.
1974 Leonard Cohen Tour Photos From Emily Bindiger
Emily Bindiger, who served as backup vocalist for the 1974 Leonard Cohen Tour, responded to the posting of photos from the 1974 Amsterdam Concert by offering five shots from her personal collection. ((Note: Emily had previously posted the photos of her and Leonard Cohen on the tour bus and her and Erin Dickins alone onstage. The other images had not been published until yesterday.))
Leonard Cohen, Emily Bindiger, & Erin Dickins Onstage
Dominique BOILE contributed this previously posted image of Leonard Cohen with backup singers Emily Bindiger (middle) and Erin Dickins (on reader’s right) in concert at Falkoner Teatret in Copenhagen on Sept 22, 1974._____________________
- This category includes concert photos and candid shots taken during the 1974 Tour. It does not include the products of studio photo sessions. [↩]