The definitive book on iconic cult hero Jeff Buckley, the singer who made just one record but inspired a generation of rock musicians. Written by his manager Dave Lory, Jeff Buckley includes interviews with others who worked closely with him who have never spoken before.
For the first time since Jeff Buckley’s untimely death on May 29, 1997, his manager Dave Lory reveals what it was like to work with one of rock’s most celebrated and influential artists. Go on the road and behind the scenes with Jeff, from the release of his debut EP Live at Sin-é to the second album Buckley never completed.
Jeff Buckley includes testimony from the many people who worked closely with Jeff both on and off stage and includes never-before-shared intimate scenes that only Lory witnessed, including what went down immediately after Lory got that fateful call, “Jeff is missing.”
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Dave Lory has worked in entertainment for over 35 years. Starting as a drummer and tour-manager, he rose to becoming a respected artist manager, record executive, and event producer working in rock, country and rap. Apart from Jeff Buckley, Lory helped guide the careers of the Allman Brothers, Courtney Love, and Duncan Sheik. As an executive at Mercury and Artemis Records he worked with Bon Jovi, KISS, Shania Twain, Def Jam, and Warren Zevon. His event productions include the New Music Seminar and the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards. He was a founding member of the Music Managers’ Forum and has lectured in music business at William Patterson University and New York University.
Jim Irvin, born and raised in west London, began his career in music as singer in UK indie band Furniture throughout the 1980s. In 1990, he switched to music journalism and became the founding features editor of MOJO magazine in 1994, where he first met, reviewed, and wrote about Jeff Buckley. He wrote acclaimed pieces on Radiohead, Talk Talk, and Sandy Denny, edited The MOJO Collection, a compendium of classic albums, and commissioned MOJO’s own book imprint. Although he continues to contribute to various publications, Jim returned to full-time songwriting in 2001 and has collaborated with artists including Lana Del Rey, Lissie, David Guetta, Gavin DeGraw, Anne-Marie, and Nothing But Thieves.
Table of Contents
1 Hallelujah 1
2 Tour Party Member #1 37
3 Company Ink 69
4 White Roses and Black Rocks 85
5 Grace 100
6 Peyote Radio Theatre and the Mystery White Boy 128
7 "How's a Guy Supposed to Brood Effectively When People Go Around Calling Him Dishy?" 148
8 A Bomb Goes Off 175
9 "My Sweetheart the Drunk" 200
10 "Missing" 220
11 Last Goodbye 236
About the Author 265
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Former Manager Dave Lory provides the much needed personal story of the amazing Jeff Buckley many of us fans have been waiting to hear and digest. Such a great read and such a sad ending for an amazing one of a kind talent. RIP Buckley and thank you Dave for finally writing your memoir of Jeff. A must read for every Buckley fan or anyone who wants to see the ups and downs of the singer songwriter story.