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Tim Buckley

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Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American musician. He began his career based in folk rock, but subsequently experimented with genres such as psychedelia, jazz, the avant-garde, and funk as well as unconventional vocal stylings. His commercial peak came with the 1969 album Happy Sad, reaching No. 81 on the charts, while his experimental 1970 album Starsailor went on to become a cult favorite.[4] The latter contained his best known song, "Song to the Siren." Buckley died at the age of 28 from a heroin and morphine overdose, leaving behind sons Taylor and Jeff.

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Tim Buckley
Buckley performing at the Fillmore East in 1968
Buckley performing at the Fillmore East in 1968
Background information
Birth nameTimothy Charles Buckley III
Born(1947-02-14)February 14, 1947
Washington, D.C., U.S.
DiedJune 29, 1975(1975-06-29) (aged 28)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Musician
  • record producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1966–1975

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