Day 19 of my new blog challenge –
Share Your Music! 30 Days 30 Songs!
Please feel free to join me anytime you want – casual players welcome! 😉
There are songs that I can listen to again and again and again, and that don’t wear themselves out or loose their effect on me.
One of these songs is “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley.
Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott Moorhead, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Buckley was brought up around music. His mother was a classically trained pianist and cellist. His stepfather introduced him to Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, and Pink Floyd at an early age.
Buckley grew up singing around the house and in harmony with his mother, later noting that all his family sang. He began playing guitar at the age of five after discovering an acoustic guitar in his grandmother’s closet.
In mid-1993, Buckley began working on his first album, “Grace”.
Bob Dylan named Buckley “one of the great songwriters of this decade,” and, in an interview with The Village Voice, David Bowie named Grace as one of 10 albums he’d bring with him to a desert island.
On May 29, 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4.