Fragile, tortured, sensitive, eccentric. Little-boy lost with a mop of curly hair and an angelic, innocent face. He was the kind of guy who looked like he needed a hug, and maybe a proper meal. Tim Buckley is most famous today for being the absentee father to Jeff Buckley, both of whom died under tragic circumstances, but he left a catalog of adventurous and always evolving music and plenty of iconic photographs for us to drool over.
Tim Buckley represents the foxy archetype of a tortured poet that just needs a good woman to take care of him. He had that captivating duality of being a sensitive guy with the angelic voice but also an unpredictable tragic mess, addicted to heroin.
Here’s Tim looking and sounding especially foxy singing “Song To The Siren” on the Monkees television show in 1968.