Jeff Buckley

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Jeff Buckley
Buckley in 1994
Buckley in 1994
Background information
Birth nameJeffrey Scott Buckley
Also known asScott "Scottie" Moorhead
Born(1966-11-17)November 17, 1966
Anaheim, California, U.S.
DiedMay 29, 1997(1997-05-29) (aged 30)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, folk rock, blues
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, guitarist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1990–1997
Associated acts

Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott Moorhead,[1] was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist 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[2] and Herb Cohen, the manager of his father, singer Tim Buckley,[3] he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace, in 1994.

Over the following three years, the band toured extensively to promote the album, including concerts in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. In 1996, they stopped touring[4] and made sporadic attempts to record Buckley's second album in New York City 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. On May 29, 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4.[5]

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, expansions of Grace, and the Live at Sin-é EP. Chart success also came posthumously: with his cover of Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" he attained his first number one on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs in March 2008 and reached number two in the UK Singles Chart that December. Rolling Stone included Grace in its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time[6] and included Buckley in their list of the greatest singers.[7]

Early life[edit]

Born in Anaheim, California,[1] Buckley was the only son of Mary Guibert and Tim Buckley. His mother was a Zonian of mixed Greek, French, and Panamanian descent,[8] while his father was the son of an Irish American father and an Italian American mother.[9] Buckley was raised by his mother and stepfather, Ron Moorhead, in Southern California, and had a half-brother, Corey Moorhead.[10][11] Buckley moved many times in and around Orange County while growing up, an upbringing Buckley called "rootless trailer trash".[12] As a child, Buckley was known as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead based on his middle name and his stepfather's surname.[1]

His biological father, Tim Buckley, was a singer-songwriter who released a series of folk and jazz albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and whom, he said, he only met once, at the age of eight.[13] After his biological father died of a drug overdose in 1975,[14] he chose to go by Buckley and his real first name, which he found on his birth certificate.[15] To members of his family he remained "Scottie".[16]

Buckley was brought up around music. His mother was a classically trained pianist and cellist.[17] His stepfather introduced him to Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, and Pink Floyd at an early age.[18]

Buckley grew up singing around the house and in harmony with his mother,[19] later noting that all his family sang.[20] He began playing guitar at the age of five after discovering an acoustic guitar in his grandmother's closet.[21]

Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti was the first album he ever owned;[22] the hard rock band Kiss was also an early favourite.[23] At the age of 12, he decided to become a musician,[22] and received his first electric guitar – a black Les Paul – at the age of 13.[24] He attended Loara High School,[25] and played in the school's jazz band.[26] During this time, he developed an affinity for progressive rock bands such as Rush, Genesis, and Yes, as well as jazz fusion guitarist Al Di Meola.[27]

After graduating from high school, he moved north to Hollywood to attend the Musicians Institute,[28] completing the one-year course at the age of 19.[29] Buckley later told Rolling Stone the school was "the biggest waste of time",[22] but noted in an interview with DoubleTake Magazine that he appreciated studying music theory there, saying, "I was attracted to really interesting harmonies, stuff that I would hear in Ravel, Ellington, Bartók."[30]


Buckley spent the next six years working in a hotel and playing guitar in various struggling bands playing in styles from jazz, reggae, and roots rock to heavy metal.[31] He toured with the dancehall reggae artist Shinehead[32] and also played the occasional funk and R&B studio session, collaborating with fledgling producer Michael J. Clouse to form X-Factor Productions.[33] Throughout this period, Buckley limited his singing to backing vocals.[34]

He moved to New York City in February 1990,[35] but found few opportunities to work as a musician. He was introduced to Qawwali, the Sufi devotional music of India and Pakistan, and to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, one of its best-known singers.[36] [Buckley was an impassioned fan of Khan,[37] and during what he called his "cafe days", he often covered Khan's songs. In January 1996, he interviewed Khan for Interview and wrote liner notes for Khan's Supreme Collection, Vol. 1 compilation.] He became interested in blues musician Robert Johnson and hardcore punk band Bad Brains during this time.[18] Buckley moved back to Los Angeles in September when his father's former manager, Herb Cohen, offered to help him record his first demo of original songs. Buckley completed Babylon Dungeon Sessions, a four-song cassette that included the songs "Eternal Life", "Unforgiven" (later titled "Last Goodbye"), "Strawberry Street" (a different version of which appears on the Grace Legacy Edition), and punk screamer "Radio".[38] Cohen and Buckley hoped to attract attention from the music industry with the demo tape.[39]

Buckley flew back to New York early the following year to make his public singing debut at a tribute concert for his father called "Greetings from Tim Buckley".[40] The event, produced by show business veteran Hal Willner, was held at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn on April 26, 1991.[40] Buckley rejected the idea of the concert as a springboard to his career, instead citing personal reasons regarding his decision to sing at the tribute.[41]

With accompaniment by experimental rock guitarist Gary Lucas, Buckley performed "I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain", a song Tim Buckley wrote about an infant Jeff Buckley and his mother.[42] Buckley returned to the stage to play "Sefronia – The King's Chain", "Phantasmagoria in Two", and concluded the concert with "Once I Was" performed acoustically with an impromptu a cappella ending, due to a snapped guitar string.[42] Willner, the show's organizer, later recalled that Buckley's set closer made a strong impression.[43] Buckley's performance at the concert was counter-intuitive to his desire to distance himself musically from his father. Buckley later explained his reasoning to Rolling Stone: "It wasn't my work, it wasn't my life. But it bothered me that I hadn't been to his funeral, that I'd never been able to tell him anything. I used that show to pay my last respects."[22] The concert proved to be his first step into the music industry that had eluded him for years.[44]

On subsequent trips to New York in mid-1991, Buckley began co-writing with Gary Lucas resulting in the songs "Grace" and "Mojo Pin",[45] and by late 1991 he began performing with Lucas' band Gods and Monsters around New York City.[46] After being offered a development deal as a member of Gods and Monsters at Imago Records, Buckley moved back to New York to the Lower East Side at the end of 1991.[47] The day after Gods and Monsters officially debuted in March 1992, he decided to leave the band.[48]

Buckley began performing at several clubs and cafés around Lower Manhattan,[49] but Sin-é in the East Village became his main venue.[18] He first appeared at Sin-é in April 1992,[50] and quickly earned a regular Monday night slot there.[51] His repertoire consisted of a diverse range of folk, rock, R&B, blues and jazz cover songs, much of it music he had newly learned. During this period, he discovered singers such as Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Van Morrison, and Judy Garland.[52] Buckley performed an eclectic selection of covers from a range of artists from Led Zeppelin, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bob Dylan, Édith Piaf, Elton John, the Smiths, Bad Brains, Leonard Cohen, Robert Johnson[38][51][52] and Siouxsie Sioux.[53][54] Original songs from the Babylon Dungeon Sessions, and the songs he'd written with Gary Lucas were also included in his set lists.[52] He performed solo, accompanying himself on a borrowed Fender Telecaster.[50] Buckley stated that he learned how to perform onstage from playing to small audiences.[13]

Over the next few months, Buckley attracted admiring crowds and attention from record label executives.[55] Industry maven Clive Davis even dropped by to see him.[13] By the summer of 1992, limos from executives eager to sign the singer lined the street outside Sin-é.[55] Buckley signed with Columbia Records, home of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen,[56] for a three-album, essentially million-dollar deal in October 1992.[57] Buckley spent three days in February 1993 in the studio with engineer Steve Addabbo and Columbia A&R man, Steve Berkowitz, recording much of Buckley's solo repertoire. Buckley sang a cappella and also accompanied himself on acoustic and electric guitars, Wurlitzer electric piano, and harmonium. These tapes remain unreleased in the Columbia vaults, but much of this material later surfaced on the Grace album.[58] Recording dates were set for July and August 1993 for what would become Buckley's recording debut, an EP of four songs which included a cover of Van Morrison's "The Way Young Lovers Do".[59] Live at Sin-é was released on November 23, 1993, documenting this period of Buckley's life.[60]


In mid-1993, Buckley began working on his first album with record producer Andy Wallace. Buckley assembled a band, composed of bassist Mick Grøndahl and drummer Matt Johnson, and spent several weeks rehearsing.[61][62]

In September, the trio headed to Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York to spend six weeks recording basic tracks for what would become Grace. Buckley invited ex-bandmate Lucas to play guitar on the songs "Grace" and "Mojo Pin", and Woodstock-based jazz musician Karl Berger wrote and conducted string arrangements with Buckley assisting at times.[63] Buckley returned home for overdubbing at studios in Manhattan and New Jersey, where he performed take after take to capture the perfect vocals and experimented with ideas for additional instruments, and added textures to the songs.[64]

In January 1994, Buckley left to go on his first solo North American tour to support Live at Sin-é.[64] It was followed by a 10-day European tour in March.[65] Buckley played clubs and coffeehouses and made in-store appearances.[64] After returning, Buckley invited guitarist Michael Tighe to join the band and a collaboration between the two resulted in "So Real", a song which was recorded with producer/engineer Clif Norrell as a late addition to the album.[66][67] In June, Buckley began his first full band tour called the "Peyote Radio Theatre Tour" that lasted into August.[68] The PretendersChrissie Hynde,[69] Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, and The Edge from U2[70] were among the attendees of these early shows.

Grace was released on August 23, 1994. In addition to seven original songs, the album included three covers: "Lilac Wine", based on the version by Nina Simone;[52] made famous by Elkie Brooks, "Corpus Christi Carol", from Benjamin Britten's A Boy was Born, Op.3, a composition that Buckley was introduced to in high school, based on a 15th-century hymn;[71] and "Hallelujah"[72] by Leonard Cohen, based on John Cale's recording from the Cohen tribute album, I'm Your Fan.[52] His rendition of "Hallelujah" has been called "Buckley's best" and "one of the great songs"[73] by Time, and is included on Happy Mag's list of "The 10 Best Covers Of All Time",[74] and Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[75]

Sales of Grace were slow, and it garnered little radio airplay despite critical acclaim.[76] The Sydney Morning Herald proclaimed it "a romantic masterpiece" and a "pivotal, defining work".[77] Despite slow initial sales the album went gold in France and Australia over the next two years,[68] achieving gold status in the U.S. in 2002,[78] and selling over six times platinum in Australia in 2006.[79]

Grace won appreciation from a host of revered musicians and artists, including members of Buckley's biggest influence, Led Zeppelin.[80] Jimmy Page considered Grace close to being his "favorite album of the decade".[81] Robert Plant was also complimentary,[82] as was Brad Pitt, saying of Buckley's work, "There's an undercurrent to his music, there's something you can't pinpoint. Like the best of films, or the best of art, there's something going on underneath, and there's a truth there. And I find his stuff absolutely haunting. It just ... it's under my skin."[83] Others who had influenced Buckley's music lauded him:[84] Bob Dylan named Buckley "one of the great songwriters of this decade",[82] and, in an interview with The Village Voice, David Bowie named Grace as one of 10 albums he'd bring with him to a desert island.[85] The album eventually went on to feature in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, appearing at No. 303.[86]

Concert tours[edit]

Buckley spent much of the next year and a half touring internationally to promote Grace. From the album's release, he played in numerous countries, from Australia, to the UK (Glastonbury Festival and the 1995 Meltdown Festival – at which he sang Henry Purcell's "Dido's Lament"[87] – at the invitation of Elvis Costello).[88] Following Buckley's Peyote Radio Theater tour, the band began a European tour on August 23, 1994, starting with performances in the UK and Ireland. The tour continued in Scandinavia and, throughout September, numerous concerts in Germany were played. The tour ended on September 22 with a concert in Paris. A gig on September 24 in New York dovetailed on to the end of the European tour and Buckley and band spent the next month relaxing and rehearsing.[89]

A tour of Canada and the U.S. began on October 19, 1994, at CBGB's. The tour was far reaching with concerts held on both East and West Coasts of the U.S. and a number of performances in central and southern states. The tour ended two months later on December 18 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey.[89] After another month of rest and rehearsal, the band commenced a second European tour, this time mainly for promotion purposes. The band began the tour in Dublin; Buckley has remained particularly popular in Ireland.[90] The short tour largely consisted of promotional work in London and Paris.[89]

In late January, the band did their first tour of Japan, playing concerts and appearing for promotion of the album and newly released Japanese single "Last Goodbye". The band returned to Europe on February 6 and toured various Western European countries before returning to the U.S. on March 6. Among the gigs performed during this period, Buckley and his band performed at a 19th-century-built French venue, the Bataclan, and material from the concert was recorded and later released in October of that year as a four track EP, Live from the Bataclan. Songs from a performance on February 25, at the venue Nighttown in Rotterdam, were subsequently released as a promotional-only CD, So Real.[89]

Touring recommenced in April with dates across the U.S. and Canada. During this period Buckley and the band notably played Metro in Chicago, which was recorded on video and later released as Live in Chicago on VHS and later on DVD. In addition, on June 4 they played at Sony Music Studios for the Sony Music radio hour. Following this was a month-long European tour between June 20 and July 18 in which they played many summer music festivals. During the tour, Buckley played two concerts at the Paris Olympia, a venue made famous by the French vocalist Édith Piaf. Although he had failed to fill out smaller American venues at that point of his career, both nights at the large Paris Olympia venue were sold out.[91] Shortly after this Buckley attended the Festival de la Musique Sacrée (Festival of Sacred Music), also held in France, and performed "What Will You Say" as a duet with Alim Qasimov, an Azerbaijani mugham singer. Sony BMG has since released a live album, 2001's Live à L'Olympia, which has a selection of songs from both Olympia performances and the collaboration with Qasimov.[92]

Buckley's Mystery White Boy tour, playing concerts in both Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, lasted between August 28 and September 6 and recordings of these performances were compiled and released on the live album Mystery White Boy. Buckley was so well received during these concerts that his album Grace went gold in Australia, selling over 35,000 copies, and taking this into account he decided a longer tour was needed and returned for a tour of New Zealand and Australia in February the following year.[68]

Between the two Oceanian tours, Buckley and the band took a break from touring. Buckley played solo in the meantime with concerts at Sin-é and a New Year's Eve concert at Mercury Lounge in New York.[89] After the break, the band spent the majority of February on the Hard Luck Tour in Australia and New Zealand, but tensions had risen between the group and drummer Matt Johnson. The concert on March 1, 1996, was the last gig he played with Buckley and his band.[68]

Much of the material from the tours of 1995 and 1996 was recorded and released on either promotional EPs, such as the Grace EP, or posthumously on albums, such as Mystery White Boy (a reference to Buckley not using his real name) and Live à L'Olympia. Many of the other concerts Buckley played during this period have surfaced on bootleg recordings.[93]

Following Johnson's departure, the band, now without a drummer, was put on hold and did not perform live again until February 12, 1997.[94] Due to the pressure from extensive touring, Buckley spent the majority of the year away from the stage. However, from May 2 to 5, he played a short stint as bass guitarist with Mind Science of the Mind, with friend Nathan Larson, then guitarist of Shudder to Think.[68] Buckley returned to playing live concerts when he went on his "phantom solo tour" of cafés in the Northeast in December 1996, appearing under a series of aliases: the Crackrobats, Possessed by Elves, Father Demo, Smackrobiotic, the Halfspeeds, Crit-Club, Topless America, Martha & the Nicotines, and A Puppet Show Named Julio.[89] By way of justification, Buckley posted a note on his Internet site stating that he missed the anonymity of playing in cafes and local bars:

There was a time in my life not too long ago when I could show up in a cafe and simply do what I do, make music, learn from performing my music, explore what it means to me, i.e., have fun while I irritate and/or entertain an audience who don't know me or what I am about. In this situation I have that precious and irreplaceable luxury of failure, of risk, of surrender. I worked very hard to get this kind of thing together, this work forum. I loved it and then I missed it when it disappeared. All I am doing is reclaiming it.[95]

Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk[edit]

After completing touring in 1996, Buckley started writing a new album, to be called My Sweetheart the Drunk. He worked with Patti Smith on her 1996 album Gone Again and met collaborator Tom Verlaine, the lead singer for the punk band Television. Buckley asked Verlaine to be producer on the new album and he agreed.[96] In mid-1996, Buckley and his band began recording sessions in Manhattan with Verlaine. Eric Eidel played the drums through these sessions as a stop-gap between the dates drummer Matt Johnson left and before Parker Kindred joined as full-time drummer.[97] Around this time Buckley met Inger Lorre of The Nymphs in an East Village bar,[98] and struck up a fast and close friendship. Together, they contributed a track to Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness, a Jack Kerouac tribute album.[96] After Lorre's backup guitarist for an upcoming album quit the project, Buckley offered to fill in.[99] He became attached to one of the songs from the album, "Yard of Blonde Girls", and covered it on Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk.[100] Another recording session in Manhattan followed in early 1997, but Buckley and the band were unsatisfied.[101]

On February 4, 1997, Buckley played a short set at The Knitting Factory's tenth anniversary concert featuring a selection of his new songs: "Jewel Box", "Morning Theft", "Everybody Here Wants You", "The Sky is a Landfill" and "Yard of Blonde Girls".[102] Lou Reed was there to watch[102] and expressed an interest in working with Buckley.[85] The band played their first gig with Parker Kindred, their new drummer, at Arlene's Grocery in New York on February 9. The set featured much of Buckley's new material that would appear on Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk and a recording has become one of Buckley's most widely distributed bootlegs.[103] Later that month, Buckley recorded a spoken word reading of the Edgar Allan Poe poem, "Ulalume", for the album Closed on Account of Rabies.[104] It was his last recording in New York; shortly after, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee.[68]

Buckley became interested in recording at Easley McCain Recording in Memphis, at the suggestion of friend Dave Shouse from the Grifters.[105] He rented a shotgun house there, of which he was so fond he contacted the owner about the possibility of buying it.[106] Throughout this period, February 12 to May 26, 1997, Buckley played at Barristers', a bar located in downtown Memphis underneath a parking garage in an alley off Jefferson Avenue. He played numerous times in order to work through the new material in a live atmosphere, at first with the band then solo as part of a Monday night residency.[107] In early February, Buckley and the band did a third recording session with Verlaine, in Memphis, but Buckley expressed his dissatisfaction with the sessions and later called Grace producer, Andy Wallace, to step in as Verlaine's replacement.[96] Buckley started recording demos on his own 4-track recorder in preparation for a forthcoming session with Wallace.[96] Some of these demos were sent to his band in New York, who listened to them enthusiastically, and were excited to resume working on the album. These recordings would go on to compose the second disc of Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk. However Buckley was not entirely happy with the results and he sent his band back to New York while he stayed behind to work on the songs. The band was scheduled to return to Memphis for rehearsals and recording sessions on May 29.[citation needed][68]


On the evening of May 29, 1997, Buckley's band flew to Memphis to join him in his studio to work on his new material. The same evening, Buckley went swimming fully dressed in Wolf River Harbor,[108] a slack water channel of the Mississippi River, singing the chorus of "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin.[109] Keith Foti, a roadie in Buckley's band, remained on shore. After moving a radio and guitar out of reach of the wake from a passing tugboat, Foti looked up to see that Buckley had vanished. The wake of the tug boat swept him away from shore and under water. A rescue effort that night and the morning after by scuba teams and police failed to discover him. On June 4, passengers on the American Queen riverboat spotted his body in the Wolf River caught in some branches, and he was brought to land.[110][111]

Buckley's autopsy showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system, and the death was ruled an accidental drowning. The official Jeff Buckley website published a statement saying that his death was not mysterious and was not a suicide.[112]


Graffiti memorial by fans in Russia, 2015

Buckley's premature death inspired many artists he knew or influenced to write songs in tribute to the late singer.

Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins, with whom Buckley previously had a relationship, recorded the Massive Attack song "Teardrop" on the day she learned he was missing, and later stated: "That was so weird ... I'd got letters out and I was thinking about him. That song's kind of about him – that's how it feels to me anyway."[113]

PJ Harvey knew him personally and in the song "Memphis" she takes lines from a song on his unfinished album, "Morning Theft", and in her own words reflects on Buckley's death: "In Memphis ... die suddenly, at a wonderful age, we're ready to go".[114]

Chris Cornell wrote "Wave Goodbye", which appeared on his first solo album, Euphoria Morning, for Buckley.[115]

Rufus Wainwright, whose career had barely started when he met Buckley, wrote "Memphis Skyline" in tribute to him, released on his 2004 album Want Two.[116]

Steve Adey wrote a song tribute entitled "Mississippi" on his 2006 album All Things Real. The song contains the lyrics "Until the morning thief steals the humming of the Lord", a reference to Buckley's song "Morning Theft".[117]

Duncan Sheik's "A Body Goes Down" paid tribute to Buckley on Sheik's 1998 album Humming, which was also included in the documentary Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley. Drummer Matt Johnson played drums on the track, as well as for Grace and most of Humming.[118]

Glen Hansard wrote "Neath the Beeches" in memory of Buckley; it appears on the album Dance the Devil by Hansard's band The Frames.[119]

Pete Yorn's song "Bandstand in the Sky" from his album Nightcrawler and his live album Live from New Jersey is a tribute to Buckley.[120]

Zita Swoon's song "Song for a Dead Singer" from the album I Paint Pictures on a Wedding Dress is a tribute to Jeff Buckley.[121]

Lisa Germano's "Except For The Ghosts", from the album In The Maybe World, was written for Buckley.[122]

Aimee Mann's "Just Like Anyone", from the album Bachelor No. 2, pays tribute to Buckley.[123]

Juliana Hatfield's song "Trying Not To Think About It" from the album Please Do Not Disturb was written about the death of Jeff Buckley.[124]

Lana Del Rey's song "Gods and Monsters" is a direct nod to Buckley's former band.[125] Del Rey cites Buckley as an influence.[126]

Caligula's Horse's song "Dragonfly" was described as "a vocal dedication to the music of Jeff Buckley" by Jim Grey (the band's lead vocalist).[127]

Mark Kozelek's song "LaGuardia" from the album Mark Kozelek with Ben Boyce and Jim White 2 includes lyrics that detail Kozelek's memories of Jeff Buckley.[128]

Bono often pays tribute to Buckley and once stated "Jeff Buckley was a pure drop in an ocean of noise".

Musical style[edit]

Buckley's voice was a particularly distinguished aspect of his music. He possessed a tenor vocal range that spanned around four octaves.[129] Buckley made full use of this range in his performance, particularly in the songs from Grace, and reached peaks of high G in the tenor range at the culmination of "Grace". "Corpus Christi Carol" was sung nearly entirely in a high falsetto. The pitch and volume of his singing was also highly variable, as songs such as "Mojo Pin" and "Dream Brother" began with mid-range quieter vocals before reaching louder, higher peaks near the ending of the songs.[130][131]

Buckley played guitar in a variety of styles ranging from the distorted rock of "Sky is a Landfill", to the jazz of "Strange Fruit", the country styling of "Lost Highway", and the guitar fingerpicking style in "Hallelujah". He occasionally used slide guitar in live performances as a solo act and used a slide for the introduction of "Last Goodbye" when playing with a full band. His songs were written in various guitar tunings which, apart from the EADGBE standard tuning, included Drop D tuning and an Open G tuning. His guitar playing style varied from highly melodic songs, such as "The Twelfth of Never", to more percussive ones, such as "New Year's Prayer".[132][133]


Buckley mainly played a 1983 Fender Telecaster and a Rickenbacker 360/12, but also used several other guitars, including a black Gibson Les Paul Custom and a 1967 Guild F-50 acoustic. When on tour with his band, he used Fender Amplifiers for a clean sound and Mesa Boogie amps for his overdriven tones. He was primarily a singer and guitarist; however, he also played other instruments on various studio recordings and sessions, including bass, dobro, mandolin, harmonium (heard on the intro to "Lover, You Should've Come Over"), organ, dulcimer ("Dream Brother" intro), tabla, esraj, and harmonica.[134]

Personal life[edit]

Shortly before recording Grace, Buckley was roommates with actress Brooke Smith.[135] During a tribute concert to his father Tim Buckley, Jeff met artist Rebecca Moore and the pair dated for some time. This relationship became the inspiration for his record Grace[136] and provoked his permanent move to New York.[137] In 1994–95, Buckley had an intense relationship with Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins.[138] At the time of his death, Buckley was in a relationship with Joan Wasser,[139] to whom he had reportedly proposed marriage.[140]


After Buckley's death, a collection of demo recordings and a full-length album he had been reworking for his second album were released as Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk – the compilation being overseen by his mother, Mary Guibert, band members and old friend Michael J. Clouse, as well as Chris Cornell. The album achieved gold sales in Australia in 1998.[141] Three other albums composed of live recordings have also been released, along with a live DVD of a performance in Chicago. A previously unreleased 1992 recording of "I Shall Be Released", sung by Buckley over the phone on live radio, was released on the album For New Orleans.

Since his death, Buckley has been the subject of numerous documentaries: Fall in Light, a 1999 production for French TV; Goodbye and Hello, a program about Buckley and his father produced for Netherlands TV in 2000; and Everybody Here Wants You, a documentary made in 2002 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). An hour-long documentary about Buckley called Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley has been shown at various film festivals to critical acclaim.[142] The film was released worldwide in 2009 by Sony BMG Legacy as part of the Grace Around The World Deluxe Edition.[143][144] In the spring of 2009 it was revealed that Ryan Jaffe, best known for scripting the movie The Rocker, had replaced Brian Jun as screenwriter for the upcoming film Mystery White Boy.[145] Orion Williams is also set to co-produce the film with Michelle Sy.[146] A separate project involving the book Dream Brother was allegedly cancelled.[147]

In May and June 2007, Buckley's life and music were celebrated globally with tributes in Australia,[148] Canada, UK, France, Iceland, Israel, Ireland,[149] Republic of Macedonia, Portugal and the U.S.[150][151][152] Many of Buckley's family members attended the various tribute concerts across the globe, some of which they helped organize. There are three annual Jeff Buckley tribute events: the Chicago-based Uncommon Ground, featuring a three-day concert schedule, An Evening With Jeff Buckley, an annual New York City tribute, and the Australia-based Fall In Light.[153] The latter event is run by the Fall In Light Foundation, which in addition to the concerts, runs a "Guitars for Schools" program.[154] The name of the foundation is taken from the lyrics of Buckley's "New Year's Prayer".

In 2015, tapes of a 1993 recording session for Columbia Records were discovered by Sony executives doing research for the 20th anniversary of Grace. The recordings have been released on an album, You and I, in March 2016 and it features mostly covers of songs recorded previously by other artists.[155]

In 2012, at Toronto International Film Festival, Greetings from Tim Buckley premiered; the film explores the relationship Jeff Buckley had with his father.[156]

Buckley is referenced in the 2001 film Vanilla Sky, when Sofia asks David if he would rather listen to Jeff Buckley or Vikki Carr, to which he responds, "Both. Simultaneously." As David is leaving Sofia's apartment, the music playing is the intro to Jeff Buckley's song "Last Goodbye", from his 1994 studio album Grace.

Matt Bellamy from Muse acquired the yellow telecaster Buckley used throughout his 1994 LP Grace, and is using it to record new music. In July 2021, a new rendition of Muse's 2009 song “Guiding Light,” was released and sold as an NFT ahead of appearing on Bellamy's solo EP "Cryosleep". Bellamy stated “Jeff’s Telecaster that he recorded the whole Grace album with, and the song ‘Hallelujah,’ has a sound like nothing I’ve ever heard. I had a whole team of people doing due diligence on it to make sure it was absolutely the right one, interviewing his family and all sorts, before purchasing”.[157]


In 2002, Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" was used in the "Posse Comitatus" episode of The West Wing for which the audio team received an Emmy Award.

On March 7, 2008, Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" went to No. 1 on the iTunes chart, selling 178,000 downloads for the week, after being performed by Jason Castro on the seventh season of the television series American Idol.[158] The song debuted at No. 1 that week on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart, giving Buckley his first No. 1 on any Billboard chart.

In a similar vein, the 2008 UK X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, released a cover of "Hallelujah" with the intent to top the UK Singles Chart as the Christmas number one single. Buckley fans countered this, launching a campaign with the aim of propelling Buckley's version to the number one spot. Burke's version eventually reached Christmas Number One on the UK charts in December 2008.[159] Buckley's version of the song entered the UK charts at No. 49 on November 30, and by December 21 it had reached No. 2 even though it had not been rereleased in a physical format.[160][161]


There are many musicians who have been influenced by the sounds of Buckley over the years including Muse, Adele, Bat For Lashes, Lana Del Rey, Anna Calvi, Kiesza, Ben Folds, Jonny Lang, Eddie Vedder, Fran Healy and Chris Cornell.[162][163]

Radiohead recorded 'Fake Plastic Trees' after being so inspired by seeing Buckley in concert at The Garage. Speaking about the difficulty of recording the song prior to seeing Buckley perform, Colin Greenwood stated “It was going really slowly, so John Leckie said, ‘Why don’t we go out?’ We went to see Jeff Buckley play at The Garage. He just had a Telecaster and a pint of Guinness. And it was just fucking amazing, really inspirational. Then we went back to the studio and tried an acoustic version of ‘Fake Plastic Trees’. Thom sat down and played it in three takes, then just burst into tears afterwards. And that's what we used for the record.

Coldplay's song "Shiver" was inspired by "Grace". Chris Martin called it "a rip off of Jeff Buckley".[164]


According to Variety, a biopic about Buckley's life, called Everybody Here Wants You and starring Reeve Carney as Buckley, is set to begin filming in the autumn of 2021. It will be Orian Williams' directorial debut and will be released by Culmination Productions. It will be co-produced by Buckley's mother, Mary Guibert, and Alison Raykovich, manager of Buckley's estate, and will have access to his music.[165][166]


Studio albums

Awards and nominations[edit]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Price, Chris & Harland, Joe. Live Fast, Die Young: Misadventures in Rock & Roll America. Summersdale. 2010. ISBN 978-1-84953-049-1
  • Apter, Jeff. A Pure Drop: The Life of Jeff Buckley. Backbeat Books. 2009. ISBN 978-0-87930-954-1
  • Brooks, Daphne. Jeff Buckley's Grace. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2005. ISBN 0-8264-1635-7
  • Buckley, Jeff. Jeff Buckley Collection. Hal Leonard. 2002. ISBN 0-634-02265-2
  • Cyr, Merri and Buckley, Jeff. Wished for Song: A Portrait of Jeff Buckley Hal Leonard. 2002. ISBN 0-634-03595-9

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