Personalities | Tim Buckley | Sixties | Rock

(Guitar, vocals, 1947–75)

As one of a bohemian clique of singer-songwriters in mid-1960s New York, he developed a style of de rigueur melancholy introspection that was jazzier and more daring than most – though this was moderated on his first three albums. However, after 1970’s transitional Blue Afternoon, offerings like Lorca and Starsailor were virtually free-form – though there was a return to more conventional song structure for later releases. Buckley died of a heroin overdose, leaving son Jeff to posterity.

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


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