Author(s): Jeff Apter
Who was the real Jeff Buckley? Was Jeff, as he described himself, 'rootless trailer trash', a 'male chanteuse' or, as Bono famously stated, 'a pure drop in an ocean of noise'? The voice of 'Hallelujah', the man who completed just one album, the masterpiece Grace, Jeff Buckley was a restless spirit, a musical chameleon and a troubled soul, haunted by the spirit of his father, the legendary Tim Buckley. Like the father he barely knew, Jeff died way too young, aged just 30, in 1997, drowning in Memphis. Widely regarded as the definitive study of Jeff Buckley, A Pure Drop has been fully revised and updated and features a new gallery of images from Merri Cyr, Jeff's official photographer.