Jeff Buckley

Singer-songwriter and Guitarist

Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scotty Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was the son of Tim Buckley, also a musician. After a decade as a guitarist-for-hire 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jeff Buckley.


1966 Birth Born on November 17, 1966.
1975 8 Years Old After his father died of a drug overdose in 1975, he chose to go by Buckley and his real first name, which he found on his birth certificate. … Read More


1990 23 Years Old He moved to New York City in February 1990, but found few opportunities to work as a musician. … Read More
1991 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On subsequent trips to New York in mid-1991, Buckley began co-writing with Gary Lucas resulting in the songs "Grace" and "Mojo Pin", and by late 1991 he began performing with Lucas' band Gods and Monsters around New York City.
The day after Gods and Monsters officially debuted in March 1992, Buckley decided to leave the band.
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. … Read More
1994 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1994, Buckley left to go on his first solo North American tour to support Live at Sin-é. … Read More
…  The concert on March 1, 1996 was the last gig he played with Buckley and his band. … Read More


Another recording session in Manhattan followed in early 1997, but Buckley and the band were unsatisfied, and the album was not considered finished.
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