Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has shared a new post on his official Instagram account, penning a heartwrenching letter about late rocker Jeff Buckley.

As we all know, Jeff Buckley passed away because of drowning on May 29, 1997, at the age of 31. He was also the son of the legendary musician, Tim Buckley.

In the caption of his post, Jimmy shared Jeff’s rare photo which was taken when he was performing on the stage.

Jimmy praised Jeff’s musical talent and talked about his wonderful musical legacy. The guitarist also said that he had the opportunity to work with Jeff, but his unexpected death prevented this possible collaboration.

Here’s the letter:

“Jeff Buckley was something of an ethereal spirit: a musical magician whose album ‘Grace’ showcased a unique talent. His name was on the lips of all musos from the release of that album and for the next two years.⁣

I had heard him sing a couple of songs at a distance on the Other Stage at Glastonbury, where Page and Plant were headlining: you could feel him, it was extraordinary. I had listened intently to ‘Grace’ whilst I was on tour and made a point to see him at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on this day in 1996. ⁣”

He continued:

“His level of communication through the dynamics of his music, vocals, lyrics, guitar playing and reporting built to something of spiritual communion. ⁣

I know those that witnessed him would agree. ⁣

That night after the show he had invited me to work with him on his next album. Unfortunately, I never saw him again but he left a tantalizing legacy.”

Jimmy’s daughter and photographer, Scarlet Page, commented and said:

“One of my all-time favorites 🎶”

A fan named bracht_daniel wrote:

“Remember his father? Tim Buckley … a Genius.”

See the Instagram post below.

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On this day in 1996, I saw Jeff Buckley perform in Melbourne.⁣ ⁣ Jeff Buckley was something of an etherial spirit: a musical magician whose album 'Grace' showcased a unique talent. His name was on the lips of all musos from the release of that album and for the next two years.⁣ ⁣ I had heard him sing a couple of songs at a distance on the Other Stage at Glastonbury, where Page and Plant were headlining: you could feel him, it was extraordinary. I had listened intently to 'Grace' whilst I was on tour and made a point to see him at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on this day in 1996. ⁣ ⁣ His level of communication through the dynamics of his music, vocals, lyrics, guitar playing and reportif built to something of a spiritual communion. ⁣ ⁣ I know those that witnessed him would agree. ⁣ ⁣ That night after the show he had invited me to work with him on his next album. Unfortunately, I never saw him again but he left a tantalising legacy.

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