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Jeffrey Scott Buckley (Anaheim1966 – november 17, Memphis (Tennessee)29 may 1997) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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Youth[Edit]Edit

Buckley was born in California and came from a musical family. His father was the singer-songwriter Tim Buckley, which a number of folk and jazz albums released at the end of the 60 's, early 70 's. Jeff has barely known his father. His name was Scott to his eighth year (y) Moorhead, to his stepfather. After a meeting with his father, he was so impressed that he at his birth name, Jeff Scott Buckley, wanted to be called. Buckley SR. died in 1975 to a deadly cocktail of heroin and morphine. The mother of Jeff has a more classical musical background (piano and cello). Jeff moves in his youth about every year once. He teaches singing and playing guitar and leaves the family home at the age of 17. He returns to Los Angeles to with making music in his living.

Sin-é[Edit]Edit

Jeff moves in the early 1990s to New York. There he learns Gary Lucas , with whom he works some time. They act under the name Gods and Monsters on in St. Ann's Church, New York, where later also a tribute in honor of his father. Jeff occurs somewhere halfway on. the record industry knows that he is "the son of", but no more than that. He makes an overwhelming impression on the plates banging (also by the similarity to his father) and leave with a Pocket full of business cards. He plays his music arranged in small halls and pubs. Sin-é is one of his favorite watering holes, where he settled in the Hall with voice and guitar on his own enchants. During this memorable performances were recorded. Some of these result in 1994 in the publication of his first mini-live album Live at Sin-é. This gallery with partly own compositions and covers (including a song by Van Morrison), reflects the way Jeff Buckley his music. The attention of the music industry was drawn.

Grace[Edit]Edit

In the same year as Live at Sin-é, 1994, Graceappears, an album that elaborates on the mini album, but which he instead of solo with a band plays. There are his own compositions, as well as some covers (a.o. byLeonard Cohen) that was directed by Buckley on its own unique way. The album is well received by the public, but the style of the music is a major breakthrough in the way. In the two years after Buckley has been touring around the world.

His death[Edit]Edit

After all performances following the album Grace was the time in 1997 for a new album. Songs that were written on tour, were elaborated and in may he went with his band in the studio. Buckley was then already moved to Tennessee. The first recordings smoothly and Buckley charged to a short break in. At the end of May was the time finally the numbers. Buckley left the rest of the band to Memphis, where the shooting would take place. On the afternoon of May 29, he went with a friend in the Wolf River Marina (in Memphis, TN) a short swim before he would go to the studio. The friend moved the radio that stood on the edge of the River because of a wave that was caused by a boat, and when he looked round was Jeff Buckley disappeared. He probably drowned by a dangerous undercurrent. He is 30 years old.

His body was, despite searches, only a week later recovered by a tourist on a boat and on land. There was over speculation that Buckley would have committed suicide, because he would have his heavy boots still worn while swimming. The autopsy does have shown that he had taken no illegal drugs before he went swimming and that an overdose so can be excluded as cause of death.

In the biography Dream Brother, about him and his father, States that Buckley, Jr. the night before his death that he had admitted to manic depression suffered.

At the time of his death, Buckley was engaged to Joan Wasser, who later would record albums under the stage name Joan As Police Woman.

Later plates[Edit]Edit

Still different plates appear posthumously. Mainly live material and also unfinished recordings (sketches) for a new album.

  • 1998: Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk
    This double cd is a collection of demos and – almost – finished songs on Buckleys second cd would. On that plate is Buckley clearly evolved.
  • 2000: Mystery White Boy
    a live double cd on which issues of ' Grace ' a unleashed Buckley, but also some covers and new songs.
  • 2001: Live at L'Olympia
  • 2002: Songs to No One 1991-1992
    with Gary Lucas
  • 2003: Live at Sin-é
    a reissue of the live album appeared in 1994 mini.
  • 2004: Grace Legacy Edition (2 cd/1 dvd)
    to commemorate the fact that Grace appeared 10 years ago. With a remastered version of Grace, a cd with virtually all unreleased tracks, and a dvd with six clips.
  • 2007: So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley
    a collector of Buckley with previously released songs and some lesser known recordings.
  • 2009: Grace Around The World
    a collection of live recordings of songs from the album Grace

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Live at Sin-é 1994 - Live album
Grace 1994 -
Sketches for my sweetheart, the drunk 1998 30-05-1998 55 8
Mystery white boy-Live ' 95-' 96 2000 20-05-2000 88 2 Live album
Live at L'Olympia 2001 - Live album
Songs to no one 1991-1992 2002 - with Gary Lucas
Grace Legacy Edition 2004 28-08-2004 84 5
So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley 2007 02-06-2007 52 4 Compilation album
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Grace 1994 29-07-1995 39 3
Sketches for my sweetheart, the drunk 1998 23-05-1998 13 18
Mystery white boy-Live ' 95-' 96 2000 13-05-2000 5 7 Live album
So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley 2007 02-06-2007 29 6 Compilation album

All albums are published by Columbia Records.

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Hallelujah 1993 05-2009 # 3 on the Single Top 100
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Hallelujah 1993 - - - Gold

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Hallelujah - - - - - - - - 943 - 51 60 73 68 78

Tribute Songs[Edit]Edit

  • "A Body Goes Down"-Duncan Sheik
  • "Except For The Ghosts"-Lisa Germano
  • "As I Wander"-Ours
  • "Bandstand in the Sky"- Pete Yorn
  • "Bleed"-Ours
  • "Blind River Boy" – Amy Correia
  • "Boys on the Radio"-Hole (partly)
  • "By Yourself"-Sister 7
  • "Gorgeous"-Kashmir
  • "Grey Ghost"-Mike Doughty
  • "Hallelujah"- Leonard Cohen
  • "I Heard You Singing"-Ours
  • "In a Flash"- Ron Sexsmith
  • "JB"-Welcome To Roswell
  • "Just Like Anyone"-Aimee Mann
  • "Living In A Video"- Ours
  • "Memphis"- PJ Harvey
  • "Memphis Skyline"- Rufus Wainwright
  • "Mississippi"- Steve Adey
  • "New Blood"-Beth Wood
  • "On the Road to Calvary" – Willie Nile
  • "One Last Good Bye"-David Linx
  • "Rilkean Heart"-Cocteau Twins
  • "Saint Down The Hall"-Ours
  • "Somebody Leave a Light On"- Dayna Kurtz
  • "Song for a Dead Singer"- Zita Swoon
  • "Swimming"- Chris Taylor
  • "Trying Not to Think About It"- Juliana Hatfield
  • "Valley of Sound"- Heather Nova
  • "Wave Goodbye"- Chris Cornell
  • "We Don't Know"-Health & Happiness Show
  • "You Were Right"- Badly Drawn Boy (partly)

Trivia[Edit]Edit

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