Dream Brother by David Browne
The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley

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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 David Browne

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David Browne is the music critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley, which was a finalist for the Ralph J. Gleason Award. A former reporter for the New York Daily News, he has also written for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, and New York, among other publications. He lives in Manhattan.
Published November 15, 2011 by It Books. 404 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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A furiously detailed, deeply smitten biography of father and son musicians Tim and Jeff Buckley, from Entertainment Weekly music critic Browne.

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Although Jeff claimed not to be a fan of his father's work, the boy relished any time spent with him, as shown by Jeff's reaction to seeing a concert of Tim's four months before Tim's death in a scene that Browne clearly shows as the determining moment in Jeff Buckley's life:.

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On May 29, 1997, 30-year-old singer Jeff Buckley impulsively waded into Memphis' Wolf River, only to be sucked under by its hidden currents. His...

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