A Pure Drop: The Life of Jeff Buckley

Author(s): Jeff Apter

Biography & Memoir

During his thirty years, Jeff Scott Buckley lived many lives: suburban loner, music school misfit, rock and roll gypsy. His real life was only revealed after his tragic death, more than 10 years ago in the Mississippi river, hours before he was due to start rehearsals for the follow up album to "Grace". Buckley's friends, peers, enemies, lovers, collaborators and others all speak to author Jeff Apter. The contents of his many personal letters are revealed for the first time. The book explores his ongoing battles with the concept of stardom, his desire for escape and the attempts to deal with the unavoidable legacy of his equally gifted father, Tim Buckley. Even after his death more than 10 years ago, he is still influential. Bono once said 'Jeff Buckley was a pure drop in an ocean of noise.'


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' - a tragedy delicately handled.' Record Collector '[Jeff Apter] resists mawkishness or sentimentality in this decent account of Buckley's life and death.' Q

The former Music Editor of Australian Rolling Stone, Jeff Apter is the author of the critically and commercially successful books, Fornication: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Story; Never Enough: The Story Of The Cure; A New Tomorrow: The Silverchair Story, all published by Omnibus Press, amongst others. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children and a hefty music collection.

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  • : 9780711930537
  • : Omnibus Press
  • : Omnibus Press
  • : December 2009
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : Jeff Apter