A Jeff Buckley/Shakespeare Musical in the Works

It’s been nearly 16 years since Jeff Buckley went for a swim in Wolf River Harbor, a channel off the Mississippi River.  He was fully clothed, wearing big boots and singing the chorus of Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.”  Minutes later, he drowned.  That was May 29, 1997.

This fall, The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego will open their season with The Last Goodbye, a musical based on Romeo and Juliet using a Jeff Buckley soundtrack.  Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “A Jeff Buckley/Shakespeare Musical in the Works

  • September 7, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Hey Alan,

    Thanks for all you great work on everything music. Love listening to the on going history of new music.

    Have you ever thought of doing one about Jeff Buckley? I feel like he’s popular but at the same time no one really knows who he his. Avery but Cult following for sure, as I’m one of them. Although its funny cause I feel the people who know him and his work are protective of his music, Like a club and you’re only allowed in if you know him kind of thing.
    Sadly I’ve tried to get him played on the radio but apparently he’s not in their wheel-house for genera of music.

    Anyway, It would be the best if you could gift us this ! I think He’s earned it.



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