Tim Buckley
Musician
Tim Buckley
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.
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Photos of Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley Are Released, We Just See Hungover Dan ... - Crushable
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There are three flicks about dreamboat musician Jeff Buckley currently in the works (we wrote about them all here), and the first photos from Greetings from Tim Buckley, the film starring Penn Badgley,
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Penn Badgley: 'Tim Buckley' Set with Imogen Poots! - Just Jared
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Penn Badgley and co-star Imogen Poots walk around the set of their new film, Greetings from Tim Buckley, on Monday (August 29) in New York City. The drama centers “on the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's 1991 performance at his father's (the late Tim
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Penn Badgley On Set of 'Tim Buckley' with Gorgeous Costar (PHOTOS) - Celebuzz
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The Gossip Girl guy was snapped on location of his upcoming film Greetings from Tim Buckley with his iced coffee in hand and his shirt and tie a little disheveled. Penn is playing the real-life rocker Jeff Buckley (perhaps best known for his rendition
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Here's A Photo Of Penn Badgley As Jeff Buckley - Stereogum
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To refresh you, Badgley's film is titled Greetings From Tim Buckley film, about a pre-fame Jeff, and doesn't have the rights to any of Jeff's music. I have conflicted emotions about a couple of aspects of this project. For one, I live with an Italian
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Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley - First Look! - Just Jared
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Take your first look at Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley on the set of Greetings from Tim Buckley on Monday (August 22) in Brooklyn, New York. Greetings from Tim Buckley “follows the true story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's eminent 1991
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Anthrax bassist Frank Bello joins Penn Badgely's Jeff Buckley film - HitFix
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By HitFix Staff Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 7:28 PM "Greetings from Tim Buckley," in which a just-starting-out Jeff Buckley (played by "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley) performs at a 1991 tribute concert for his late father Tim, has just added Anthrax bassist ... - -
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There's Another Tim Buckley Biopic, Starring Reeve Carney - Ology
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Gossip Girl Penn Badgley is already playing Jeff Buckley in a biopic called Welcome To Tim Buckley, an upcoming biopic of the singer/songwriter best known for his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which follows Buckley during a concert for his ... - -
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Poots: Buckley is extraordinary - Belfast Telegraph
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The 28 Weeks Later actress is set for a leading role in Andrij Parekh's drama Greetings From Tim Buckley, which is about late singer-songwriter Jeff, based on the true story of the days leading up to his life-changing 1991 performance at his dad's
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MUSIC REVIEW; Celebrating A Twisted, Elegant Versifier
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Dan Zanes started ''Shelebration!,'' a concert tribute to Shel Silverstein on Saturday night at SummerStage, with ''You're Always Welcome at Our House.'' It's a smiley, bouncy song that could be a children's ditty except that it's about serial murder, with a new victim in each verse. It was a canny choice that pulled together some of the many
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Tracking the coaches - Louisville Courier-Journal (blog)
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Indiana coach Tom Crean and assistant coaches Tim Buckley and Steve McClain are all in Fort Wayne watching IU target Gary Harris and other prospects. Louisville assistant coach Wyking Jones is also in Fort Wayne watching Harris
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2014 Wapahani guard Grant Evans on the IU radar - Inside the Hall
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In a Friday pool play game at the Spiece Gym Rats Basketball Association National Championships in Fort Wayne, Evans drew a crowd that included Indiana coaches Tom Crean and Tim Buckley, Purdue assistants Jack Owens and Greg Gary and Butler assistants
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A sigh of relief as M's break losing streak - The Seattle Times
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Except for Tim Buckley, not many people in his pub noticed the Seattle Mariners were about to snap their 17-game losing streak Wednesday, and this against the much disliked Yankees - in New York. By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press It is spelled
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Penn Badgley Joins All-Star Cast in 'Margin Call' (VIDEO) - Celebuzz
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Penn, 24, will play the late singer Jeff Buckley in the highly anticipated biopic titled Greetings From Tim Buckley. Do you think Penn can pull off this role of a lifetime? Sound off in the comments! While we wait for Margin Call to hit theaters on
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Imogen Poots takes female lead in Jeff Buckley biopic “Greetings from Tim Buckley” - Up and Comers
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Deadline reports Poots has landed the female lead in the first of two biopics about Jeff Buckley, “Greetings from Tim Buckley”, which sees “Gossip Girl” star Penn Badgley as the beloved late musician. In the Dan Algrant directed film,
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Imogen Poots Gets 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' - Indie Wire (blog)
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”Greetings From Tim Buckley” stars Penn Badgley and it will tell the true story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's eminent 1991 performance at his father's tribute concert in St. Ann's Church. There, he meets in a young woman (Poots) and they
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Buckley
    TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 28
    Given the circumstances of his death, police charged Richard Keeling with murder and distribution of heroin. At his hearing on August 14, 1975, Keeling pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and, after failing to complete community service, was sentenced to 120 days in jail and four years probation.
    More Details Hide Details Buckley died in debt, owning only a guitar and an amplifier. Some 200 friends and family attended his funeral at the Wilshire Funeral Home in Santa Monica, including manager Herb Cohen, guitarist Lee Underwood, Buckley's mother, sister, widow, and adopted son, Taylor. His biological son Jeff, who was eight years old at the time, and had met his father only once, was not invited to the funeral. This, he later said, "gnawed" at him, and prompted him to "pay his respects" by performing "I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain" at a memorial tribute to Buckley in Brooklyn, in 1991, six years before his own accidental death.
    On the evening of June 29, 1975, Buckley accompanied longtime friend Richard Keeling back to his house.
    More Details Hide Details What happened next is unclear, but at some point Keeling produced a bag of heroin, which Buckley ingested. Buckley's reaction to the heroin put him in such a bad condition that friends took him home. Upon his return, his wife Judy, seeing his inebriated state, laid him on the living-room floor and questioned his friends as to what had happened. Judy then moved Buckley into bed. Checking on him later, she found he had turned blue and was no longer breathing. Attempts by friends and paramedics to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead on arrival.
    On June 28, 1975, Buckley completed the last show of a tour in Dallas, playing to a soldout crowd of 1,800 people.
    More Details Hide Details He celebrated the culmination of the tour with a weekend of drinking with his band and friends, as was his normal routine.
    In 1975, Buckley engaged the musical press regarding a live album comeback.
    More Details Hide Details Buckley began performing revamped versions of material drawn from his entire career (except Starsailor and Lorca) as a response to the desires of his audience, which he had spurned in the past.
  • 1970
    Age 23
    Buckley abruptly disbanded his Starsailor ensemble near the end of 1970, and assembled a new funk band.
    More Details Hide Details He cut three albums of what has been described as "sex funk": Greetings from L.A., Sefronia and Look at the Fool. Buckley had alienated much of his hippie fan base with his previous two albums, and his often sexually frank lyrics ("whip me, spank me") prevented the songs from receiving airplay; but he retained a cult following.
    In April 1970, Buckley married Judy Brejot Sutcliffe in Santa Monica, and adopted her son, Taylor Keith Sutcliffe.
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  • 1969
    Age 22
    During 1969, Buckley began to write and record material for three different albums: Lorca, Blue Afternoon, and Starsailor.
    More Details Hide Details Inspired by the singing of avant-garde musician Cathy Berberian, he decided to integrate the ideas of composers such as Luciano Berio and Iannis Xenakis in an avant-garde rock genre. He started to fully use his vocal range. According to Underwood, Buckley knew that Lorca had little to no chance in the commercial market. Selecting eight songs that had yet to be recorded, these tracks evolved into the sessions for Blue Afternoon, an album that was quite similar to Happy Sad in style. In a 1977 article for Down Beat magazine, Underwood wrote that Buckley's heart was not into the Blue Afternoon performances and that the album was a perfunctory response to please his business partners. Neither album sold well: Lorca alienated his folk base, while Blue Afternoon was widely criticized as boring and tepid – "not even good sulking music", as one critic wrote. Blue Afternoon was Buckley's last album to hit the Billboard charts, reaching #192. After the lack of success for both records, Buckley began to focus more on what he felt to be his true masterpiece, Starsailor.
    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.
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  • 1968
    Age 21
    In 1968, Buckley recorded Happy Sad, which reflected folk and jazz influences.
    More Details Hide Details This would be his best charting album, peaking at #81. Dissatisfied with playing the same material continuously, and with the music business that he felt was restraining him from producing new material, he began to weave new songs into his performances, featuring an increasingly minimalist sound, and introducing a vibraphone player into his band. However, this attempted rejuvenation was a commercial failure, and alienated audiences who saw him as a folk-rock poster boy.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 19
    They divorced in October 1966, about a month before their son Jeffrey Scott was born.
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    Buckley recorded his eponymous debut album in three days in Los Angeles, in August 1966.
    More Details Hide Details He was generally unhappy with his albums after the fact; he described this one as "like Disneyland". The record featured Buckley and a backing band of Orange County friends, including Underwood, whose mix of jazz and country improvisation on a twangy Telecaster guitar became a distinctive part of Buckley's early sound. Jac Holzman and Paul Rothchild's production style and Jack Nitzsche's string arrangements cemented in the record's mid-sixties sound. The album's folk-rock style was largely typical of the time, although many people, including Lee Underwood, felt that the string additions by Jack Nitzsche "did not enhance its musical quality." Critics, however, took note of Buckley's distinctive voice and tuneful compositions. On later reflection, those involved with the album saw it as demonstrative of the potential of the group. Underwood summed it up as "a first effort, naive, stiff, quaky and innocent but a ticket into the marketplace". Producer Jac Holzman expressed similar sentiments, stating that Buckley "wasn't really comfortable in his own musical skin". Larry Beckett suggested that the band's desire to please audiences held them back.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Cohen saw potential in Tim and landed him an extended gig at the Nite Owl Cafe in Greenwich Village. Buckley's new girlfriend, Jainie Goldstein, drove him cross-country to New York in her VW bug. While living in the Bowery with Jainie, Buckley ran into Lee Underwood, and asked him to play guitar for him. From there, they became lifelong friends and collaborators. Under Cohen's management, Buckley recorded a six song demo acetate disc, which he sent to Elektra records owner Jac Holzman, who offered him a recording contract.
  • 1965
    Age 18
    During the summer of 1965 he played regularly at a club co-founded by Dan Gordon.
    More Details Hide Details Later in the year he played various Orange County coffeehouses, such as the White Room in Buena Park, and the Monday night hootenannies at the famed Los Angeles Troubadour. That year Cheetah Magazine deemed Buckley an up-and-comer, one of "The Orange County Three", along with Steve Noonan and Jackson Browne.
    Buckley's ill-conceived college career at Fullerton College lasted only two weeks in 1965; Buckley dropped out and dedicated himself fully to his music and to playing L.A. folk clubs.
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    Buckley and Guibert married on October 25, 1965, as Guibert believed she was pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage angered Mary's father and he did not attend the wedding; Buckley's father attended, but joked to the priest, "I give it six months". Shortly after the wedding Mary realized that she was not pregnant after all. The marriage was tumultuous, and Buckley quickly moved out, but Mary soon became pregnant. After several months, Buckley found himself neither willing nor able to cope with marriage and impending fatherhood. From then on, he and Mary saw each other only sporadically.
    In 1965, during French class, Buckley met Mary Guibert, one grade his junior.
    More Details Hide Details Their relationship inspired some of Buckley's music, and provided him time away from his turbulent home life. His father had become unstable, angry and occasionally violent in his later years. He had suffered a serious head injury during the war; that, along with a severe work-related injury, was said to have affected his mental balance.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Age 9
    Buckley's musical life began in earnest after his family moved to Bell Gardens in southern California in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details His grandmother introduced him to the work of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, his mother to Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland and his father to the country music of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. When the folk music revolution came around in the early 1960s, Buckley taught himself the banjo at age 13, and with several friends formed a folk group inspired by the Kingston Trio that played local high school events. During his initial high school years, Buckley was a popular and engaged student; he was elected to numerous offices, played on the baseball team and quarterbacked the football team. During a football game he broke the first two fingers on his left hand, permanently damaging them. He later said that the injury prevented him from playing barre chords. This disability may have led to his use of extended chords, many of which don't require barres.
  • 1947
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1947.
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