Dream Brother

The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley

By David Browne
HarperEntertainment, Paperback, 9780380806249, 400pp.

Publication Date: January 2002

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When Jeff Buckley drowned at the age of thirty in 1997, he not only left behind a legacy of brilliant music -- he brought back haunting memories of his father, '60s troubadour Tim Buckley, a gifted musician who barely knew his son and who himself died at twenty-eight. Both father and son made transcendent music that mixed rock, jazz, and folk; both amassed a cadre of obsessive, adoring fans.

This absorbing dual biography -- based on interviews with more than one hundred friends, family members, and business associates as well as access to journals and unreleased recordings -- tells for the first time the intriguing, often heartbreaking story of these two musicians. It offers a new understanding of the Buckleys' parallel lives -- and tragedies -- while exploring the changing music business between the '60s and the '90s. Finally, it tells the story of a father and son, two complex, enigmatic men who died searching for themselves and each other.

About the Author
David Browne is the music critic for "Entertainment Weekly" and the author of" Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley" (HarperCollins, 2001). A former reporter for the "New York Daily News," he has contributed to "Rolling Stone, "the "New York Times, New York "magazine," Sports Illustrated" and other publications. He lives and very occasionally skateboards in Manhattan.
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