Web Extra: WYEP Presents Jeff Buckley, a playlist

Singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley would have turned 52 on November 17, 2018. He tragically died at the age of 30 in 1997, drowning in Wolf Harbor on the Mississippi River in Memphis, TN. Although he only released one studio album during his life (the masterpiece Grace, which included his epic cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"), his music remains revered among fans and music creators. Buckley's estate has posthumously released several albums of his music: from demos done in the studio to live recordings. These songs show what could have been from this brilliant musician taken too soon. They also explore Jeff's unique musical taste from his cover songs that he chose to perform.

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In 2016, Jeff Buckley's Record Collection was released online showcasing his eclectic tastes: from Edith Piaf to Metallica. On the occasion of Jeff Buckley's birthday, we’ve created a unique playlist featuring music from Jeff Buckley's discography matched with music from his greatest influencers. Take some time to remember this unique individual: his style and his wide breadth of influences. An artist like Jeff Buckley comes along once in a lifetime.