Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer and musician. His music and style changed considerably through the years; his first album (1966) was mostly folk oriented, but over time his music incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde and an evolving "voice as instrument," sound. Though he did not find commercial success during his lifetime his influence is felt today by people such as the English indie rock band Starsailor who named themselves after his album of the same name and he is much admired now for his uniqueness and innovation as a musician including his great vocal range and singing ability. He died aged 28, leaving behind wife Judy and son Taylor, and son Jeff Buckley from his marriage to Mary Guibert.
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