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I cannot believe singer Jeff Buckley died in 1997! Had he lived, he’d be celebrating his birthday today, November 17. I remember working in a record store when “Grace” came out and I got a copy of the record and it has not strayed too far from heavy rotation ever since. It still pains me that I had multiple chances to see him perform and I thought “I’ll just catch him another time.” Legacy Recordings have released deluxe special editions of “Grace” (with a full disc of bonus tracks, as well as a DVD with videos) and “Live At Sin-E” (with over 30 additional tracks that were not included on the original 4 track EP). They are must haves! He only released these two albums in his way too brief life, but like so many of the greats, he left behind a lot of unreleased material. It’s impossible to pick a favorite song, but I know that today I’ll definitely listen to “So Real,” “Everybody Here Wants You,” and “Last Goodbye.” What’s your favorite Jeff Buckley song? There are no wrong answers. Jeff, wherever you are, thank you for music that has helped shape my life and hope you have a great birthday!