With Celine Dion & Rebecca De Mornay In Support
At the March 21, 1993 Juno Awards ceremony in Toronto, host Celine Dion introduced the first guest performer:
“Passionate Montrealer and voice of experience, Leonard Cohen”
The ensuing performance of Closing Time, featuring backup singers Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen, offered all the elements that make award ceremony performances – well, let’s go with “special.” There was caricaturized intimacy, a modern dance version of saloon cavorting, a stylized bar, lots-o-lights, and more.
Oh, and Julie Christensen appeared to be sporting a tattoo of the hummingbird and handcuffs icon from The Future (the album on which Closing Time was released).
What more could you want?
Well, how about a glimpse or two of Rebecca De Mornay among the dancers (the first instance is at 1:40)?
Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Toronto – Juno Awards: March 21, 1993,
Credit Due Department: Thanks to CHEMA of Barcelona, who alerted me to this video.
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Mar 11, 2018.