29 May 2007
Jeff Buckley died at the age of 30 in 1997 today. Although he never had a hit album, in fact he only ever released one record during his lifetime, yet he is highly regarded as an important musical influence for many contemporary musicians. That single album, "Grace" (1993) wasn't a firecracker on the charts when it was first released, but it quickly garnered critical acclaim. Today, "Grace" is on Time Magazine's top 500 Greatest Songs list. Additional albums have been released since Buckley's death, including "Mystery White Boy", "Live a l'Olympia" and "The Buckley EPs". Buckley had been working diligently on his next album prior to his tragic accidental drowning.
Hallelujah is considered to be Buckley's masterpiece, so make sure to listen and love. The ending is.. magical.