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REMEMBERING TIM BUCKLEY - AN ARTIST IS BORN - February 14, 2014

Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to TIM BUCKLEY (1947). A singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Buckley is recognized for his musical innovation. Starting out as mainly a folk artist, his work later encompassed several genres, including funk, jazz, psychedelia and soul. Though not successful commercially, his constant musical evolution and vocal ability made him into a highly regarded musician. Unfortunately, Buckley died of a drug overdose back in 1975.

Other notable music birthdays today include blues musician Magic Sam (1937), singer/songwriter Eric Andersen (1943), James Brown saxophonist Maceo Parker (1943), Animals guitarist Vic Briggs (1945), Heart guitarist Roger Fisher (1950), and Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine (1976).