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Listener Checks In: the Place Jeff Buckley Died

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Earlier this week, we ran what we call an "assisted listen" to the late Jeff Buckley's 1993 record Grace. The song "Hallelujah" has soared to the top of the iTunes charts, owing to a performance of it on American Idol.

Buckley died in 1997, swimming across a tributary of the Mississippi River in Memphis. Twitter friend @thespacebase, aka, happened to be in Memphis this week, and late last night he sent us this picture of the place Buckley died. Full text on

Bonus: More pictures from Memphis.



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thanks so much for the tribute to jeff buckley! i'm not into american idol, but if it takes american idol to bring some attention the beauty of "grace," then i guess it can't be so bad.

Sent by josh machleder | 9:53 AM | 3-13-2008

And to think that it was the week that the song's writer Leonard Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

Sent by Juli | 11:41 PM | 3-15-2008

Leonard Cohen wrote "Hallelujah," another song off Buckley's Grace, not the titular track.

Sent by Greg | 9:19 AM | 3-17-2008