Tim Buckley

Genres: Drama Movies Folk Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Timothy Charles Buckey III, 14 February 1947, Washington, DC, USA, d. 29 June 1975, Santa Monica, California, USA. This radiant talent began his solo career in the folk clubs of Los Angeles. He was discovered by manager Herb Cohen who secured the singer’s recording contract with the prestigious Elektra Records label. 1966’s Tim Buckley introduced the artist as a skilled folk singer-songwriter, but his vision flourished more fully on the following year’s Goodbye And Hello. Although underscored by arrangements now deemed over-elaborate, the set features ‘Morning Glory’, one of Buckley’s most evocative compositions, as well as the urgent ‘I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain’, a pulsating performance that indicated his future inclinations.

On 1968’s Happy Sad, Buckley abandoned the use of poetic metaphor, characteristic of its predecessor, to create a subtle, more intimate music. He forsook the services...

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