For the first time since his untimely death in 1997, the story of Jeff Buckley
's life and career is being told through the eyes of his manager Dave Lory in a new biography titled Jeff Buckley From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye
. Joining Lory in telling his story is acclaimed music journalist Jim Irvin.
The book will offer a peek behind the curtains and inside the manager-artist relationship that the duo shared, chronicling Buckley's story from his rise to fame and subsequent and shocking accidental death in Memphis, Tennessee at only 30 years old. In discussing the book, Lory says, "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. 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…"
Lory has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, managing the likes of The Allman Brothers, Courtney Love and of course, Jeff Buckley. Though the two only worked together for four years before Buckley's death, Lory grew to know him intimately, and plans to use the book as a chance to share 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."
Joining Lory in telling the story will be those who knew him and Buckley well, including photographer Merri Cyr, Steve Abbott of Big Cat Records, Producer Andy Wallace, and Buckley's best friend Chris Dowd.
Jeff Buckley From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye
is set to release May 29.