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1960s singer and songwriter Buckley grew from local roots

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The 1960s singer-songwriter Tim Buckley spent his early years in Amsterdam and Fort Johnson. According to author David Browne, Buckley was born in Washington, but the family moved back to Amsterdam soon thereafter. The singer’s grandfather — also named Tim Buckley — had moved to Amsterdam from Ireland in the early 1900s. The elder Buckley and Frank Graff briefly operated an auto repair shop at 14 Mechanic St. called Buckley and Graff. Buckley and his ...

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