A GREAT WINTER READ
A PURE DROP: LIFE AND TIMES OF JEFF BUCKLEY BY JEFF APTER
JEFF Buckley has been likened to a pure drop in an ocean of noise.
This is a very fitting analogy of an artist who wrote and sang way beyond his mere 30 years. He simply had a voice that could cut through a room and leave you breathless, wanting more.
A vagabond, gypsy and loner, his life ended suddenly late one night in the lead-up to his second album when he went for a swim in the Mississippi River. His body was found the next day. This was, for me, the day the music died.
This biography is a tale of wonder. Jeff Buckley was destined to be a superstar. He had the good looks and the charisma, but most of all the talent from his father, the folk/blues legend Tim Buckley whose Greetings from LA is a collector’s gem.
It could be said music ran in Jeff Buckley’s blood. His career was brief but not less important. His first release Grace left the music world spellbound.
This book is a wonderful insight into a man who let few people get close to him but those who did knew they were in the presence of greatness.