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Jeff Buckley

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Anaheim, California, USA (1991 – 1997)

Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Buckley (born in Anaheim, California, USA on 17 November 1966 – 29 May 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was the son of musicians Tim Buckley and Mary Guibert.

He had emerged in New York City’s club scene in the 1990s as one of the most remarkable musical artists of his generation, acclaimed by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike. His first commercial recording, the four-song EP Live at Sin-é, was released in December 1993 on Columbia Records. The EP captured Buckley, accompanying himself on electric guitar, in a tiny coffeehouse in New York’s East Village, the neighbourhood he’d made his home.

Buckley made his public singing début at a tribute concert for his father called “Greetings from Tim Buckley”. The event, produced by show business veteran Hal Willner, was held at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn on 26 April 1991.

By the time of the EP’s release during the fall of 1993, Buckley had already entered the studio with Mick Grondahl (bass), Matt Johnson (drummer), and producer Andy Wallace and recorded seven original songs (including “Grace” and “Last Goodbye”) and three covers (among them Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, Benjamin Britten’s “Corpus Christi Carol”) that comprised his debut album Grace. Guitarist Michael Tighe became a permanent member of Jeff Buckley’s ensemble and went on to co-write and perform on Grace’s “So Real” just prior to the release of the album.

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  • white_lemur

    @amberh23 Exactly!

    25 Jun 12:00pm Reply
  • amberh23

    It is stupid to compare Jeff To Tim. Jeff didn't really appreciate being compared to his father. He was his own person. Both were incredible, just different.

    20 Jun 4:54am Reply
  • adrielygoes

    Don't care about the basic talent show judges, Jeff.

    15 Jun 8:26pm Reply
  • eul

    Grace is so amazinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggg rip

    6 Jun 12:46am Reply
  • CourtesyFlush93

    Good artist and I like grace but Tim Buckley > Jeff Buckley. Tim was way more innovating and a better artist. People who are a fan of Jeffs' music should try out Tim.

    4 Jun 11:57am Reply
  • CoraLyra

    Jeff Buckley was so precious... what a shame he had to go so soon, so young..

    2 Jun 2:12am Reply
  • TheDecentHitman

    Always Buckley <3

    1 Jun 3:52am Reply
  • BlueRaja237

    Miss you. 5/29

    31 May 4:56am Reply
  • alicesundoherty

    </3 RIP

    29 May 9:15pm Reply
  • jxdensmore

    imagine how much beauty he would still give the world if he stayed here just a little longer

    29 May 8:33pm Reply
  • white_lemur

    18 years...RIP

    29 May 2:59pm Reply
  • c4stles

    RIP ♡

    29 May 5:13am Reply
  • Mary_rock13

    в описании: культовый-культовый-культовый

    12 May 3:44pm Reply
  • HelgaLise

    у него свои песни довольно таки приличные, но большинство наяривает кавер, что печально

    11 May 9:00pm Reply
  • Calida-noche

    Amor infinito <33333

    9 May 2:33am Reply
  • MartianReaper

    thank you Jeff Buckley from the bottom of my ashy heart..

    8 May 7:22pm Reply
  • fireicicle

    He was the sun.

    6 May 11:58pm Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    Tim explored many styles and Jeff just didn't have much time for it, or just didn't wanted to. Doesn't mean anything. I think both were very talented and creative in their way. These comparisons are boring.

    4 May 10:02pm Reply
  • Harry_01

    @tuiekun They both were incredibly talented.

    4 May 7:09pm Reply
  • adrielygoes

    @tuiekun We'll just have to agree to disagree. :)

    29 Apr 5:48pm Reply
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