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Jeff Buckley

Biography

Alternate rock musician who drowned in 1997. His just studio album, Elegance, premiered in 1994. He performed traditional cello and piano as a kid, later learning to be a program musician before impressive from his personal. He was nominated for any Grammy Honor in 1998 for “Everybody Right here Desires You” and was nominated for an MTV Video Music Honor in 1995 for “Last Goodbye.” He was the child of folk vocalist Tim Buckley. He’s most widely known for his cover of Leonard Cohen’s track “Hallelujah.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Jeff Buckley
Date Of Birth November 17, 1966
Died May 29, 1997, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Anaheim, CA
Height 1.71 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Musicians Institute, Loara High School
Nationality American
Parents Tim Buckley, Mary Guibert
Music Groups Gods and Monsters
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist
Movies Grace Around the World, Jeff Buckley: Live in Chicago
Star Sign Scorpio

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1His album "Grace" was Mojo magazine's album of the year in 1994.
2Friend Chris Cornell wrote the song "Wave Goodbye" about Jeff's death.
3Was hugely influenced by famous Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Jeff often referred to him as his Elvis.
4Had an incredible five-octave vocal range.
5Has a nephew named after him posthumously, Jeffrey James Moorhead (b. 2005), son of Jeff's half-brother Corey.
6P.J. Harvey wrote a song for him called "Memphis." It appears on the Good Fortune promo single. [Released Nov. 2000].
7Rufus Wainwright's song "Memphis Sky Line" (from his album "Want Two") is about him.
8Famous fans include Jamie Cullum, Damon Gough, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Elizabeth Fraser, Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith, Katie Melua, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Fran Healy, Steve Hogarth, & Björk.
9Attended Musician's Institute in Los Angeles.
10The original title for his second, posthumous, album was, "My Sweetheart the Drunk." When Jeff died, before finishing it "Sketches for" was added to the title.
11Band included guitarist Michael Tighe, bass player Mick Grondahl, and drummers Matt Johnson (1993-1996) and Parker Kindred (1996-1997).
12His father was of Irish, English, and one quarter Italian, descent. His mother has French, Panamanian, and Greek ancestry.
13Played his last gig at Barrister's in Memphis on May 26th 1997.
14Only released one full-length album, "Grace," during his life.
15His body was found on June 4, 1997, a week after he drowned, in the Mississippi River.
16Turned down an offer to write the theme song of a Quentin Tarantino film.
17He is referred to in his father's songs "Dream Letter" and "I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain".
18Sin - é, the café where he played in the beginning of the 1990s, reopened recently after being closed since before his death.
19He was a fan of the British band The Smiths (Johnny Marr and Morrissey and once said that they were the only good thing about 1980s music.
20Attended Loara High school, the same as his father and Gwen Stefani of No Doubt.
21His death is referred to in the Damon Gough song "You Were Right.".
22Half-brother of Corey Moorhead.
23Born at Martin Luther Hospital in Anaheim, California.
24Drowned when he was swept away by the undertow of a passing boat in the Mississippi River.
25Son of Tim Buckley and Mary Guibert.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
National Parks Adventure2016Documentary short performer: "Hallelujah"
HindsightTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
My Mad Fat DiaryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Waterloo Road2006-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
EastEnders2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2010-2011TV Series performer - 3 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Flashforward2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Sister's Keeper2009performer: "We All Fall in Love Sometimes"
Ugly Betty2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Feast of Love2007performer: "Hallelujah"
ER2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Descent2007performer: "Dream of You and I" / writer: "Dream of You and I"
Tell No One2006performer: "Lilac Wine"
Criminal Minds2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lord of War2005performer: "Hallelujah" 1984
House M.D.2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vinterkyss2005performer: "Hallelujah"
Heights2005performer: "New Year's Prayer" 1998
LAX2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Edukators2004performer: "Hallelujah"
The O.C.2003-2004TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Monkey Dust2003TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Without a Trace2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jeff Buckley: Live at Sin-é2003Video documentary short performer: "The Way Young Lovers Do", "Kick Out the Jams", "New Year's Eve Prayer" / writer: "New Year's Eve Prayer"
The Secret Lives of Dentists2002performer: "Lilac Wine"
RageTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
The Dead Zone2002TV Series performer: "New Year's Prayer"
Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You2002TV Movie documentary performer: "Chocolate" live, "Mojo Pin", "Grace", "Last Goodbye", "Dream Brother", "Eternal Life", "So Real", "Lover, You Should've Come Over", "Hallelujah", "What Will You Say" live '95 at Glastonbury, "Roxanne" live '82, "Once I Was" live '91, "I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain" live '91, "New Year's Prayer", "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" live '92, "Je n'en connais pas la fin" live from Sin-é, "The Way Young Lovers Do" live from Sin-é, "Eternal Life" live from Sin-é, "Ki
The West Wing2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love Liza2002performer: "Corpus Christi Carol"
Vanilla Sky2001performer: "Last Goodbye" 1994 / writer: "Last Goodbye" 1994
Jeff Buckley: Goodbye and Hello2000TV Movie documentary performer: "Grace" live, "Steppin' Out Bluebird", "Alligator Wine" live, "The Way Young Lovers Do" live at Sin-é, "Hallelujah" live, "So Real", "What Will You Say" live, "So Real" live, "I Shall Be Released" / writer: "So Real", "What Will You Say" live, "So Real" live
Jeff Buckley: Live in Chicago2000Video documentary performer: "Dream Brother", "Lover, You Should've Come Over", "Mojo Pin", "So Real", "Last Goodbye", "Eternal Life", "Kick Out the Jams", "Lilac Wine", "What Will You Say", "Grace", "Vancouver" instrumental version, "Kango Roo", "Hallelujah", "So Real" acoustic live, "Last Goodbye" acoustic live / writer: "Dream Brother", "Lover, You Should've Come Over", "Mojo Pin", "So Real", "Last Goodbye", "Eternal Life", "What Will You Say", "Grace", "Vancouver" instrumental version, "So R
Jeff Buckley: Remembered1999TV Movie documentary performer: "Grace" live, "New Year's Prayer", "Dream Brother", "Eternal Life", "Corpus Christi Carol", "Once I Was", "Untitled", "Last Goodbye" live, "Mojo Pin" live, "The Way Young Lovers Do", "Hymne
Alice et Martin1998performer: "Lilac Wine"
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train1998performer: "The Last Goodbye", "Mojo Pin" / writer: "The Last Goodbye", "Mojo Pin"
First Love, Last Rites1997performer: "I Want Someone Badly"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You2002TV Movie documentary
Jeff Buckley: Live in Chicago2000Video documentary
Sleepover1995

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Messenger2009/Idedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jeff Buckley: Live at Sin-é2003Video documentary shortHimself
VH1 Confidential2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Jeff Buckley: Live in Chicago2000Video documentaryHimself
No Turn Left Unstoned1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
4 Goes to Glastonbury1995TV SeriesHimself - Performer
120 Minutes1995TV SeriesHimself
MTV's Most Wanted1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1995TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show1995TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
JBTV2010TV SeriesHimself
Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley2004DocumentaryHimself
Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rage1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
Jeff Buckley: Goodbye and Hello2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jeff Buckley: Remembered1999TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1[About how he wants to be remembered] ...as a good friend. You know, I don't really need to be remembered. I hope the music's remembered.
2Music is my mother and my father; it is my work and my rest...my blood...my compass...my love...
3The Smiths hasn't been equaled. That goes for the composition of the songs, the lyrics, and the performance. What Johnny Marr and he [Morrissey] did was fabulous, nobody can beat that. If I'd ever start a rock band, I'd want to approximate that level.
4I want to be ripped apart by music. I want it to be something that feeds and replenishes, or that totally sucks the life out of you. I want to be dashed against the rocks.
5I've always felt that the quality of the voice is where the real content of a song lies. Words only suggest an experience, but the voice is that experience.
6I don't want my reputation to take me over, I just want to be judged on my songs. I want people to come and see me because they want to, not because fashion dictates it. I don't belong in magazines, I belong on stage, in front of the audience, one-to-one. There's something that happens there. The rest is just crap.
7I resent the fact that a parental warning sticker has to be included on an album as cover art. To me that's censorship.

#Trademark
1His harmonious voice


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