In May 1997, singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley put on his best thrift-store suit and got a friend to drive him to the Memphis Zoo. Buckley, an ascendant alternative-rock icon and reluctant heartthrob, had decided to apply for a job as a zookeeper. The 30-year-old Buckley had temporarily relocated from New York to Memphis early that year to record the follow-up to his acclaimed... More >>>
At the end of his short life, Jeff Buckley didn't want to be a rock star. He wanted to be...a zookeeper.