Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-Jeff Buckley
One of the strange things about the music business is frequently artists who die young become immemsely popular after death. Such is the case with the very talented singer songwriter Jeff Buckley. He was born Nov. 17, 1966 in Anaheim, CA. He was the son of the talented singer songwiter Tim Buckley but he grew up with his stepfather and was known as Scott Moorhead. And his real father died in 1975 at age 28. He did change his name to Buckley after his dad's death. Buckley moved to New York City in 1990 and got the attention of the music business when he performed on a 1991 Tim Buckley tribute concert. He joined the band Gods And Monsters but left in 1992 and started performing solo. He signed with Columbia Records in 1993. His solo debut was the 1993 EP Live at Sin-e. Then he went to work on the 1994 CD Grace with producer Andy Wallace. Buckley got a lot of critical acclaim but the CD didn't sell. So he went out on tour to support it and started planning his next album. He was recording in Memphis when on May 29, 1997, Buckley decided to go swimming in the Mississippi River with his clothes on. His body was found on June 4. Jeff buckley was dead at age 30. Columbia released his almost finished CD Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk and have released so many different versions of Grace that it's a little confusing. It's now available with a bonus CD and DVD. Buckley's version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah became his only chart single. So Jeff Buckley was a very talented guy who became a star after his death. Here's the video for So Real by Jeff Buckley.