Celebrating the personal and musical legacy of Tim Buckley, Blue Melody tells the untold story of an exceptionally gifted and charismatic singer-songwriter rebel of the 1960s. A combination of fond memoir and incisive biography, it is a remembrance of concerts, tours, recording sessions, friends, family, and fellow musicians - and the tumultuous times in which they lived. It is also an informed appraisal of Buckley's dramatic creative odyssey, offering in-depth insight into his complex and sometimes self-destructive personality The vivid narrative depicts Buckley's panoramic evolution across folk, folk-rock, jazz, avantgarde, and funk-rock, highlighting his refusal to be defined by critical or commercial success. Revealing Buckley's poetic intelligence and captivating humor, Blue Melody recounts dozens of behind-the-scenes stories, plus previously unpublished information on the circumstances surrounding his alcohol and heroin overdose in 1975 at age 28.
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Buchbeschreibung San Francisco, Backbeat Books, 2002. 8°, pb. 290 pages, black and white ill. Good copy. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Artikel-Nr. 10485