Personalities | Jeff Buckley | Nineties | Rock

(Guitar, singer-songwriter, 1966–97)

Son of singer-songwriter Tim, Jeff Buckley possessed an astonishing vocal range, emotional capacity and genuine songwriting talent. His mini album Live At Sin-e (1992) was the signpost to the classic debut Grace (1994). As well as stellar original material like ‘Last Goodbye’, Buckley delivered the definitive cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. Sessions for an eagerly awaited second album ended in May 1997 when Buckley drowned in the Mississippi River. Posthumous releases and acclaim followed.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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