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Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an experimental vocalist and performer who incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, and avant-garde rock in a short career spanning the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Buckley often regarded his voice as an instrument, a talent most exploited on his albums Goodbye and Hello, Lorca, and Starsailor. He was married to Mary Guibert, with whom he had a child, singer Jeff Buckley, also known for his three-and-a-half octave voice, who died in 1997.
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==Early life and career=
Born in Washington DC, Buckley lived for 10 years in New York before moving to southern California. During his childhood, he was a fan of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Nat King Cole, and Miles Davis, although country music was his foremost passion. He left school at 18 with twenty songs written with Larry Beckett under his belt - many of which later featured on his debut album. Mothers Of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black introduced Tim to Herb Cohen, and he quickly got him signe...