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riverside drive & jefferson avenue
memphis, tennessee 38103

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This is the approximate spot where Jeff Buckley waded into the Wolf River on the night of May 29, 1997. He was in Tennessee with his band that spring to resume working on his second album My Sweetheart, the Drunk. The Wolf River can be deceptive right there between downtown Memphis and the Mud Island Peninsula right before the river intersects with the Mississippi, and so Jeff Buckley, accompanied by roadie Keith Foti, wasn't thinking of the vicious undertow caused by passing boats when he walked in wearing his clothes and boots.

He sang Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" while he swam to the middle of the river. Foti, who stayed on shore, lost sight of him after a tugboat went by, and Buckley's body wasn't discovered until June 4th near a riverboat in the Mississippi. His death was ruled an accidental drowning. He was thirty years old.

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