Joni Mitchell Hugging Leonard Cohen


This photo of Joni Mitchell hugging Leonard Cohen was taken in 1967 – they had a fling during that time after being introduced to each other by Judy Collins at the Newport Folk Festival.

Read more about the background of this photo on Heck Of A Guy. Here are two lovely live performances: California by Joni Mitchell and So Long Marianne by Leonard Cohen. And both are Canadians (which made me think of This American Life’s episode of Who's Canadian).

written by recurving on 2011-10-25 in #lifestyle #overly-descriptive-title #joni-mitchell #leonard-cohen


  1. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Loooooove Leonard... :))) And that's what I'm going to listen!

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    two of my favorites!

  3. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    @saidseni and @disdis Mine too! I have a Leonard Cohen tattoo and my photos (sadly digital ones) were featured on the Heck of a Guy site a while ago which you can see here -…

  4. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    @kneehigh85: OMG, is that you with him?!

  5. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    @saidseni Yeah!!! Me, my Dad and my boyfriend (@fletchinski84)

  6. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    kneehigh85: That's soooooooo cool! He really looks like a nice man! :)

  7. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    @kneehigh85 he's who my Leonard is named after :-)

  8. kneehigh85
    kneehigh85 ·

    @Saidseni - he was really lovely!
    @nicolas_noir - I like that. I was thinking about Cohen, not sure how Dave feels though

  9. nicolas_noir
    nicolas_noir ·

    Bit Jewish. But better than Chandler which is the genuine name of someone a friend teaches in a Leeds high school! And Dave with hair! Oh em gee!

  10. grazie
    grazie ·

    I love them both!!!

  11. pierrest
    pierrest ·

    Suzanne takes you dooown, to the place near the river...

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