LEONARD COHEN AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT 1970
Genre: Music Concert
Nearly 40 summers ago on August 31, 1970, 35-year-old Leonard Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the third annual Isle Of Wight music festival. The audience of 600,000 was in a fiery and frenzied mood, after turning the festival into a political arena, trampling the fences, setting fire to structures and equipment – all stoked by the most incendiary performance of Jimi Hendrix’s career. As Cohen followed Hendrix’s set, onlookers (and fellow festival headliners) Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others stood side-stage in awe as the Canadian folk singer/songwriter and poet/novelist quietly tamed the crowd. This legendary concert showcases, in HD, this iconic and historic moment that came to define a generation musically, while the documentary by award-winning filmmaker Murray Lerner chronicles Cohen behind the scenes, the 600,000+ fans in attendance, and interviews from other famous artists of Cohen’s era.
Intro: Diamonds In The Mine – Famous Blue Raincoat – It’s A Large Nation – Bird On The Wire – One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong – The Stranger Song – Tonight Will Be Fine – They’ve Surrounded The Island – Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Sing Another Song Boys – Suzanne (featuring Judy Collins) – Joan Baez speaking about the Isle of Wight – The Partisan – Seems So Long Ago, Nancy