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Jeff Buckley

'Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scotty Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

He was the son of Tim Buckley, also a musician.

Buckley gained popularity in the early 1990s by playing cover versions at venues in Manhattan's East Village, such as Sin-é, and he gradually focused more on his own material.

After much interest from record labels he signed with Columbia and, after recruiting a band, recorded his debut studio album, Grace.

Over the following two years, the band toured widely to promote the album, including concerts in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia.

In 1997, he stopped touring and moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to experiment with new material for a second album.

During his time there, he recorded many four-track demos and completed his third recording session for his new album with his band, with Tom Verlaine as producer.

While awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during an evening swim in the Wolf River.

His body was found on June 4, 1997.

Since his death, there have been many posthumous releases of his material, including a collection of four-track demos and studio recordings for his unfinished second album My Sweetheart the Drunk and expansions of debut album Grace and his Live at Sin-é EP.

Buckley's first #1 came posthumously in March 2008 when "Hallelujah" topped Billboards Hot Digital Songs following a performance of the song on American Idol.

Buckley and his work continue to remain popular and regularly featured in 'greatest' lists in the music press.

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