May 29 – Today In Music History
1997 – Singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley. He gained more recognition after his death. That day his band flew in from NYC to begin recording that Jeff unexpectedly drowned in the Wolf River Harbor. He was last seen floating on his back singing Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” before he disappeared. He was 30 years old.
His estate released the following statement – “Jeff Buckley’s death was not “mysterious,” related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide. We have a police report, a medical examiner’s report, and an eye witness to prove that it was an accidental drowning, and that Mr. Buckley was in a good frame of mind prior to the accident.”
Hi famous musician Father Tim Buckley, died on 29th June 1975 of a heroin and morphine overdose.