Jeff Buckley and Jimmy Page cried when they met each other, a close friend of the late singer-songwriter reveals in the latest issue of Uncut.
Former Fishbone member Chris Dowd explains that the pair were so in awe of each other that their first meeting was unsurprisingly emotional.
“Jeff told me they cried,” says Dowd. “They actually cried when they met each other. Jimmy heard himself in Jeff, and Jeff was meeting his idol. Jimmy Page was the godfather of Jeff’s music. A lot of people thought Tim was the influence on Jeff, but it was really Zeppelin.
“He could play all the parts on all the songs. John Paul Jones’ basslines. Page’s guitar parts. The synthesiser intro on ‘In The Light’ – he could play it on guitar and it would sound just like it. And then he would get on the fucking drums and exactly mimic John Bonham.”
To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Buckley’s first EP, “Live At Sin-é”, the story of the guitarist’s early days in New York is told by his close friends, bandmates and industry associates.
The new issue of Uncut (dated June 2013) is out on Thursday (April 25).