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Jeff Buckley (17 November 1966 - 29 May 1997) was the son of musician Tim Buckley and Mary Guibert. The influences of artists as diverse as Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Led Zeppelin may be found in Buckley’s music. His textured, dynamic voice and personal, powerful lyrics, commanding stage presence, and rich and unique orchestration have made his 1994 debut album Grace, regarded by many as a modern rock classic. Highlights include ‘Last Goodbye’, ‘Lover, You Should’ve Come Over’, and his cover version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

Jeff passed away in a drowning accident in the Wolf River, a Memphis, Tennessee tributary of the Mississippi River, on May 29, 1997.

The posthumous album Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk was released in 1998, which included songs Buckley was working on while in Memphis for his upcoming release.

Tribute songs:
PJ Harvey - Memphis
Rufus Wainwright- Memphis Skyline
Mark Eitzel - To the Sea
Zita Swoon - Song for a dead singer
Amy Correia - Blind River Boy
Duncan Sheik - A Body Goes Down
Chris Cornell - Wave Goodbye
Katatonia - Nightmares by the sea
Willie Nile - On the Road to Calvary (For Jeff Buckley)

A film about Buckley’s life has been talked about by his mother however, its actual production is unlikely.

Edited by jazz4amie on 31 Mar 2007, 15:34

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Formed in
  • 1991
Split in
  • 1997
Founded in
  • Anaheim, California, USA

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