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.