Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

About Jeff Buckley

Singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, son of legendary ’60s vocalist Tim Buckley, began playing guitar at age five after discovering one in his grandmother’s closet.

∙ His eclectic solo sets at New York City’s Sin-é coffeehouse resulted in a deal with Columbia Records, which released his 1993 debut EP, Live at Sin-é.
∙ 1994’s Grace, the only album Buckley released during his lifetime, was named the #1 Modern Rock Classic of All Time by Mojo magazine.
∙ Several notable artists recorded musical tributes to Buckley following his death, including Chris Cornell (“Wave Goodbye”) and PJ Harvey (“Memphis”).
∙ “Everybody Here Wants You”—from Buckley’s posthumous 1998 collection, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk—received a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
∙ His rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” which introduced the iconic song to a new generation of listeners, was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2014.
Rolling Stone included Buckley in its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

  • HOMETOWN
    Anaheim, CA
  • BORN
    November 17, 1966