Location: Amsterdam Concertgebouw - The Netherlands
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, depression, sexuality, loss, death, and romantic relationships. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. In 2011, he received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.
Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s, and did not begin a music career until 1967. His first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967), was followed by three more albums of folk music: Songs from a Room (1969), Songs of Love and Hate (1971) and New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974). His 1977 record Death of a Ladies' Man, co-written and produced by Phil Spector, was a move away from Cohen's previous minimalist sound.
In 1979, Cohen returned with the more traditional Recent Songs, which blended his acoustic style with jazz, East Asian, and Mediterranean influences. Cohen's most famous song, "Hallelujah", was released on his seventh album, Various Positions (1984). I'm Your Man in 1988 marked Cohen's turn to synthesized productions. In 1992, Cohen released its follow-up, The Future, which had dark lyrics and references to political and social unrest.
Cohen returned to music in 2001 with the release of Ten New Songs, a major hit in Canada and Europe. His 11th album, Dear Heather, followed in 2004. In 2005, Cohen discovered that his manager had stolen most of his money and sold his publishing rights, prompting a return to touring to recoup his losses. Following a successful string of tours between 2008 and 2013, he released three albums in the final years of his life: Old Ideas (2012), Popular Problems (2014), and You Want It Darker (2016), the last of which was released three weeks before his death. A posthumous album, Thanks for the Dance, was released in November 2019, his fifteenth and final studio album.
This is the story of a son who discovered a number of boxes of old negatives in his parents' attic.
Thousands of original photos of the largest stars that roamed the planet.
Many of these photos have never been seen before. Not only because they have been in boxes for the past 25 years, but also because all images of the negatives have never been viewed before.
Rare and unique photos from international artists such as: Bruce Springsteen , The Jackson 5, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin , The Police , Diana Ross , Santana and Earth Wind & Fire but also by many Dutch artists such as: Herman Brood , Henny Vrienten and Golden Earring.
Kees de Jong is a Dutch photographer (born September 6, 1941) who started his career creating album covers for music artists. He created a number of close friendships with national and international artists, both behind and in front of the lens.
He took thousands of photos in different settings. Backstage and onstage during concerts or television performances, recording sessions in the studio, but also casual photos of artists who were themselves.
After his photography career , he worked for record company Sony Music (previously Artone and CBS) in their artist relations and promotional activities.
In early 2017, his son Mick de Jong started digitizing the original negatives and slides that were collecting dust without anyone knowing about their existence.
Where necessary, dust and any damage were retouched to restore the negatives to their former glory.
He wanted to share these unique photos with music lovers all over the world.
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