RIP Jeff Healey

Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey passed away Sunday at the age of 41 after a long battle with a rare form of retinal cancer. Jeff had been blind since infancy due to this cancer.

“Angel Eyes” was one of those songs that hit right in my formative years (1988). I was 18 years old, in love with my high school sweetie, and a song like this came along to sum it all up. Truly a great tune.

Jeff Healey BandAngel Eyes (LastFM full song)

7 thoughts on “RIP Jeff Healey

  1. I’m kicking myself for not going to see him more in Toronto. You don’t know what you’ve got…

    Healey was also a big fan of old-time jazz; he played trumpet as well as guitar in his traditional ensemble The Jazz Wizards.

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