“He had no formal musical education, no knowledge of chords and no knowledge of composition. But he did it. And he did it well.”–Lee Underwood on Tim Buckley, 2000 Rhino Records
On June 29th, 1975, Tim Buckley died at the young, tender age of 28, a victim of a heroin overdose. (As many of you know, his son, Jeff, also died tragically young at approximately 31 years of age due to a drowning.) I had Tim Buckley’s albums in the 60s and 70s and would listen to them constantly. His voice was beautiful, yet haunting. There is a film out there featuring the music of both Tim and Jeff Buckley, “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” haven’t seen it yet. In 2013, Tim Buckley’s songs stand strong and remain beautiful. Read the Tim Buckley site to get a full bio on him and also the Tim Buckley Archives site.