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Jeff Buckley

Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 - May 29, 1997) was an American singer and guitarist whose unique voice and incredible talent launched him to semi-celebrity. In 1994, Buckley released his first album Grace, composed of 10 tracks. While sales were slow, the album quickly received critical acclaim and appreciation from other musicians (among which Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Bob Dylan and Paul Mc Cartney).

Buckley's naive vison of the record industry led him to an unbarable situation. After the release of his first and critically acclaimed album, he spent more than 2 years touring across the world. It seemed to be a tiring but efficient means for him to keep his independence for his record company.

While recording his second album, Buckley drowned in the Mississipi river in 1997, aged 30.

Jeff Buckley's father was the musician Tim Buckley[?], who released a series of highly acclaimed folk and jazz albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s before his own untimely death in 1975 (1975 in music)



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