One of the finest singers and song writers of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Tim Buckley’s astonishing multi-octave voice graced numerous adventurous styles in his brief lifetime. This event follows his growth from folk singer through jazz-rock and experimental rock with clips spanning 1967 to 1974. Footage includes the 1980s cover of “Song of the Siren” by This Mortal Coil that helped bring Tim’s music to a future generation as well as some clips of Tim’s son Jeff Buckley. The program will be presented with discussion and commentary by Richie Unterberger, author of a two-volume history of 1960s folk-rock, who has extensively interviewed several of Tim Buckley’s close associates.
Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including volumes on the Beatles, the Who, the Velvet Underground, Bob Marley, and 1960s folk-rock, which played a large part in the 1969 Woodstock Festival. He teaches courses on rock history at several Bay Area colleges, including the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State. His next book, to be published by Taschen, is San Francisco: Portrait of a City.
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