Jeff Buckley biography

Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) was a very popular singer in the USA. He was also a famous guitarist and songwriter. Buckley started his career as a session guitarist in Los Angeles. His popularity as a musician reached new heights when he played cover songs at venues like Sin-e during the 1990s.


Jeff Buckley, then focuses on his own music and entered into an agreement with Columbia. He became a member of a band and recorded his studio album titled Grace in 1994. It fetched him great popularity and he traveled all the around the world to promote his album along with his band. His cover of Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah made him a very reputed musician in the USA and other parts of the world.


He died while working on his second album which was supposed to be tilted "My Sweetheart the Drunk". Later, his mother with the cooperation of Columbia Records to release his posthumous works called Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk and Mystery White Boy.


In 2008, Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" reached on top of Billboard's Hot Digital Songs. It also came second in the UK Singles Chart. Since he died at the age of 31, most of his recognition came posthumously and several of his works featured in greatest lists in the music press.


Rolling Stone Magazine chose him as one of the greatest singers of all time in 2004. He was ranked 39 in that list. Mojo, a popular magazine picked his album Grace as 12th best in the last 20 years in 2013.


It is a fact that Jeff Buckley is a legendary vocalist and musician, but his contributions were received with mixed feelings from critics. His album, Grace initially created the impression that the next great alt-rock savior was emerging. Later, the critics felt that the record couldn’t rally the post-grunge alternation.


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