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Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley
Personal information
Birth nameJeffrey Scott Buckley
Also known asScott "Scotty" Moorhead
BornNovember 17, 1966
Anaheim, California, USA
DiedMay 29, 1997(age 30)
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
GenresAlternative rock, folk rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1991 1997
Associated actsThe A.M., Shinehead, Gods and Monsters

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Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was the son of Tim Buckley, also a musician. After a decade as a guitarist-for-hire in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan's East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels and his father's manager Herb Cohen, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace.

Over the following two years, the band toured widely to promote the album, including concerts in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia. In 1996, they stopped touring and made sporadic attempts to record his second album in New York with Tom Verlaine as producer. In 1997, Buckley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to resume work on the album, to be titled My Sweetheart the Drunk, recording many four-track demos while also playing weekly solo shows at a local venue. While awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim — fully clothed — in the Wolf River, when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat. His body was found on June 4, 1997.

Since his death, there have been many posthumous releases of his material, including a collection of four-track demos and studio recordings for his unfinished second album My Sweetheart the Drunk and expansions of debut album Grace and his Live at Sin-é EP. Chart success also came posthumously; with Leonard Cohen's song, "Hallelujah" he attained his first #1 on Billboards Hot Digital Songs in March 2008 and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart in Christmas 2008. Buckley and his work remain popular and are regularly featured in 'greatest' lists in the music press.

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Cox/Tulsa's Jeff Buckley Dead At 43 - All Access Music Group Tweet this news
All Access Music Group--Condolences to the family and friends of former COX MEDIA GROUP/TULSA Production and Promotions Assistant -JEFF BUCKLEY-, who passed away on MONDAY morning, ... - Date : Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:38:21 GMT+00:00
Sun., Nov. 28: Mikky Ekko's voice is main attraction - The Tennessean (blog) Tweet this news
The Tennessean (blog)--Ekko still takes the lead among all this overdubbing, veering from -Jeff Buckley's- croon to Thom Yorke's tremble to Animal Collective's tribalism. ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 19:14:55 GMT+00:00
Leonard Cohen delights - inmycommunity Tweet this news
inmycommunity--Made famous by the departed -Jeff Buckley-, Cohen simply cannot match Buckley's vocal histrionics, so he does not try. Instead, he simply claims ownership of ... - Date : Thu, 25 Nov 2010 07:35:54 GMT+00:00
Mary Breckinridge Hospital deadline set - WYMT Tweet this news
WYMT--There's no question in my mind about that," said -Jeff Buckley-, the Alliant Management healthcare executive. Buckley says officials are hopeful a decision ... - Date : Thu, 25 Nov 2010 03:04:04 GMT+00:00
Extra-Time: Ian Salisbury - Wimbledon Guardian Tweet this news
Wimbledon Guardian--I don't own one, but if I did I'd be listening to the -Jeff Buckley- album, Grace. He only made one and it is amazing. 'Slit your wrists music', ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 13:30:21 GMT+00:00
'Last Goodbye' melds music of Jeff Buckley and 'Romeo & Juliet' - Albany Times Union Tweet this news
Albany Times Union--Michael Kimmel never saw -Jeff Buckley- perform live, but Buckley's music took him to places in his heart he'd never ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 05:05:08 GMT+00:00
Before His Time: Camu Tao, 'King of Hearts' - Express from The Washington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Express from The Washington Post (blog)--There really is no in-between in the genre, which in recent years has been defined by artists as varied as Tupac Shakur, Elliott Smith and -Jeff Buckley-. ... - Date : Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:20:17 GMT+00:00
James Apollo - 'Till Your Feet Bleed - God Is In The TV Tweet this news
God Is In The TV--Once upon a time, mention the phrase singer/songwriter and your mind immediately thought of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, -Jeff Buckley- or Elliot Smith. ... - Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:06:11 GMT+00:00
Tayeh to say 'Goodbye' - Variety Tweet this news
Variety---...- Think You Can Dance," has been tapped to choreograph "The Last Goodbye," the -Jeff Buckley- tuner bowing at the Williamstown Theater Festival in August. ... - Date : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 11:36:54 GMT+00:00
Galen Curry releases his debut solo album: Some Perspective! - Tweet this news Curry is excited to have an album of his own style of music, which is heavily influenced by -Jeff Buckley-, Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne, and The Band. ... - Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 18:50:35 GMT+00:00

Jeff Buckley

Studio albumsGrace * Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk * Songs to No One 1991 1992
Live albumsLive at Sin-é * Live from the Bataclan * Mystery White Boy * Live À L'Olympia * Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
CompilationsThe Grace EPs * So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley
Singles"Grace" * "Last Goodbye" * "So Real" * "Everybody Here Wants You" * "Forget Her" * "Hallelujah"
DVDsLive in Chicago
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