Jeff Buckley's manager to release new biography on 21st anniversary of his death
"I’ve never been able to tell it from my perspective before," says Buckley's manager Dave Lory. The biography is set for release on May 29th, the 21st anniversary of Buckley’s passing.
Jeff Buckley’s manager, Dave Lory, is releasing a new biography about the late singer-songwriter to mark the 21st anniversary of Buckley’s death, according to a report by CoS.
With help from music journalist Jim Irvin, Lory talks firsthand about working up close with one of the most critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in modern music history. This spring, Post Hill Press will release the biography, Jeff Buckley From Hallelujah to The Last Goodbye. The book, which is set for release on May 29 (exactly 21 years after Buckley's death), takes an inside look at the ‘Hallelujah’ singer's swift rise to stardom with his classic debut album, 'Grace', until the tragic week when Buckley disappeared into the Mississippi River during a swimming accident and Lory got the call saying, “Jeff is missing.”
“I’ve never been able to tell it from my perspective before, nor have I participated in any of the books or interviews previously written,” Lory said about his relationship with Buckley through a press statement.
“Apart from a few select occasions, I have refused to talk about my time with this unique artist. I found it too painful, too raw to revisit, for decades, but now I’m ready to tell my side of his story and to share my memories of the artist who burned so bright for too short a time but left a mark that is finding more new, devoted fans with every passing year.”
The book includes interviews with people who worked with Lory and who were close to Buckley during his career. Merri Cyr (official photographer), Steve “Abbo” Abbott (president of Big Cat Records), producer Andy Wallace (Grace), drummer Matt Johnson, Chris Dowd (Jeff’s best friend), former Columbia Records staffers and others contributed their reflections and stories on Buckley to the new book.
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