Tim Buckley

Born Feb 14, 1947

Timothy Charles Buckley III was an American vocalist, and musician. His music and style changed considerably through the years; his first album (1966) was mostly folk oriented, but over time his music incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde and an evolving "voice as instrument," sound. He died aged 28, leaving behind wife Judy and son Taylor, and son Jeff Buckley from his marriage to Mary Guibert.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on February 14, 1947.
1956 9 Years Old Buckley's musical life began in earnest after his family moved to Bell Gardens in southern California in 1956. … Read More


In 1965, during French class, Buckley met Mary Guibert, one grade his junior. … Read More
In February 1966, following a gig at It's Boss, the Mothers of Invention's drummer Jimmy Carl Black recommended Buckley to the Mothers' manager, Herb Cohen. … Read More


1968 21 Years Old In 1968, Buckley recorded Happy Sad, which reflected folk and jazz influences. … Read More
1969 22 Years Old 1 More Event
By then, Buckley and lyricist/friend Beckett had written dozens of songs; several were to appear on Tim's debut album, Tim Buckley. "Buzzin' Fly", was also written during this period, and was featured on Happy Sad, his 1969 LP.
1970 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1970, Buckley married Judy Brejot Sutcliffe in Santa Monica, and adopted her son, Taylor Keith Sutcliffe.
In 1975, Buckley engaged the musical press regarding a live album comeback. … Read More
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