|Jeff Buckley Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||November 17, 1966|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Jeff Buckley was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for his cover of Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah which became his first number #1 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart in March 2008 and reached number #2 in the UK Singles Chart that December. A musical gem lost at a very young age, he only released one album, Grace, during his lifetime, and his work was later released posthumously which included albums and songs like Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley, You and I, Mystery White Boy, Everybody Here Wants You, and Forget Her.
Jeffrey Scott Buckley
Jeff, Scott “Scottie” Moorhead
He was born on November 17, 1966.
On May 29, 1997, Jeff Buckley died at the age of 30 by accidental drowning in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
Martin Luther Hospital, Anaheim, California, United States
He studied at Loara High School and also attended Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles.
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
- Father – Tim Buckley (Vocalist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer) (Died of a drug overdose in 1975)
- Mother – Mary Guibert (Classically trained pianist and cellist)
- Siblings – He was an only child.
- Others – Timothy Charles Buckley Jr. (Paternal Grandfather) (A decorated World War II veteran), Elaine (née Scalia) (Paternal Grandmother), George Peter Guibert, Jr. (Maternal Grandfather), Anna Marcella Smiros (Maternal Grandmother), Ron Moorhead (Stepfather), Corey Moorhead (Maternal Half-Brother), Judy Brejot Sutcliffe (Stepmother), Taylor Keith Sutcliffe (Adoptive PaternalHalf-Brother), Jeffrey James Moorhead (Nephew)
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Blues
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Dobro, Mandolin, Harmonium, Organ, Dulcimer, Tabla, Esraj
5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jeff Buckley had dated –
- Rebecca Moore (1991-1995) – In April 1991, he started going out with musician and actress Rebecca Moore. The duo dated for a few years before parting ways in 1995.
- Elizabeth Fraser (1994-1995) – Elizabeth Fraser, a Scottish singer, songwriter, and musician, was romantically involved with the American musician from 1994 to 1995.
- Joan Wasser (1995-1997) – He began dating musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Joan Wasser in 1995 and they remained together until his unfortunate death in 1997. It has also been reported that Jeff had proposed marriage to her.
Race / Ethnicity
He was of Irish, Italian/Sicilian, English, French, and German descent on his father’s side and had Greek, French, and Panamanian roots on his mother’s side.
- Soothing voice
- Five-octave vocal range
Jeff Buckley Favorite Things
- One Of His Early Favorite Hard Rock Bands – Kiss
Source – Wikipedia
Jeff Buckley Facts
- He described his childhood as “rootless trailer trash”.
- On August 23, 1994, he released his first and the only studio album, Grace, through Columbia Records and it included songs such as Hallelujah, Last Goodbye, Corpus Christi Carol, Mojo Pin, Grace, and Lover, You Should’ve Come Over.
- Grace was ranked at number #10 on the US Catalog Albums chart, at number #149 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and at number #31 on the UK Albums Chart. Also, it was certified ‘7× Platinum’ by Australia (ARIA) and ‘2× Platinum’ by United Kingdom (BPI).
- Jeff Buckley was roommates with actress Brooke Smith before he released Grace.
- He once refused an offer to write the theme song of a Quentin Tarantino film.
- He was greatly influenced by famous Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and often referred to him as his Elvis.
- Some of Jeff Buckley’s famous fans included Jamie Cullum, Badly Drawn Boy, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Katie Melua, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Fran Healy, Steve Hogarth, and Björk.
- His critically acclaimed song, Hallelujah, has been used in a number of TV shows and movies which include The West Wing, The O.C., House M.D., Without a Trace, One Tree Hill, The Edukators, Lord of War, and Longmire.