Jeff Buckley died on this date in 1997
Peter Ferraro at East Village Radio reminds us that today is the anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s death in 1997. After working with his band in Memphis on the evening of May 29, Buckley went swimming in Wolf River Harbor off the Mississippi River and drowned. Buckley was 30. He had one studio album to his name, the critically praised “Grace” that came out in August 1994.
“He did so much with one studio album,” Ferraro said in an email. “It’s one of my all-time favorite records. I could only imagine what would’ve come next.”