Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley

American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer
With an angelic voice, folk-rock's most adventurous figure ranged from psychedelia to progressive jazz to blue-eyed soul before his tragic early death.
BornFebruary 14, 1947
HometownWashington, D.C., United States of America
SpouseJudy Fern Brejot (m 1970 - 1975) , Mary Guibert (m 1965 - 1967)
ChildrenJeff Buckley
ParentsTim Charles Buckley, Jr. , Elaine Buckley
Profile

Videos

Badgley shines as Jeff Buckley

The film ‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’ follows the journey of musician Jeff Buckley as he struggles with the legacy of his late musician father, Tim, who released a number of albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s spanning genres as diverse as folk, rock, funk and jazz, stuffed with daring lyrics. Penn Badgley, last seen in the hit ‘Margin Call’, plays Jeff Buckley. “When looking at Jeff Buckley, it’s definitely a worthwhile endeavour to look at Tim Buckley as well and that’s what we did,” Badgley said. Tim Buckley died of a drug overdose in 1975 and Jeff said he only met him once when he was a child. Despite his father’s absence in his life, Jeff Buckley followed in his dad’s footsteps by pursuing a career in music. In the 1990s he built up a following by performing cover songs in New York City. “I was aware of just the karmic responsibility from one human to another of playing him; so that to me was actually far more important than worrying about what his fans might think, because I think the truth is that anybody that appreciates his music, if they’re ever to see this, I think they’ll understand what we’re going for.” Jeff himself died young in a swimming accident, but the two men leave behind a body of work that has a cult following, and time only adds lustre to their critical reputation.

Albums

Bear's Sonic Journals: Merry-Go-Round at the Carousel
Bear's Sonic Journals: Merry-Go-Round at the Carousel
2021
Live at the Electric Theater Co, Chicago, 1968
Live at the Electric Theater Co, Chicago, 1968
2019
Complete Album Collection 1966-1972
Complete Album Collection 1966-1972
2019
Troubadours
Troubadours
2018
Complete Albums Box
Complete Albums Box
2017
Venice Mating Call
Venice Mating Call
2017
Greetings From West Hollywood
Greetings From West Hollywood
2017
Live Anthology
Live Anthology
2017
Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974
Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974
2016
Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions
Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions
2016
Starsailor: The Anthology
Starsailor: The Anthology
2011
Live at the Folklore Center, NYC: March 6th, 1967
Live at the Folklore Center, NYC: March 6th, 1967
2009
Dream Belongs to Me: Rarities & Unreleased 1968-1973
Dream Belongs to Me: Rarities & Unreleased 1968-1973
2001
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology
2001
Tim Buckley/Goodbye and Hello
Tim Buckley/Goodbye and Hello
2001
Copenhagen Tapes
Copenhagen Tapes
2000
Once I Was
Once I Was
1999
Works in Progress
Works in Progress
1999
Honeyman: Recorded Live 1973
Honeyman: Recorded Live 1973
1995
Live at the Troubadour 1969
Live at the Troubadour 1969
1994
Dream Letter: Live in London 1968
Dream Letter: Live in London 1968
1990
Best of Tim Buckley
Best of Tim Buckley
1983
Look at the Fool
Look at the Fool
1974
Sefronia
Sefronia
1973
Greetings from L.A.
Greetings from L.A.
1972