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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)

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7 Comments

  1. Cam Cam

    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.

  2. Gerry Gerry

    So angry with myself for not catching him last year in Southampton. RIP Jeff..its better on the other side.

  3. Roadhouse is currently on the free movies section of “On Demand” for Comcast customers. I’ll be cracking a brew and watching it.

  4. Jim Jim

    Uh no, I have to rent “Roadhouse” and endure Patrick Swayze one more time.

  5. Duuuude…

    That’s not right.

    What a terrible loss.

  6. jazzmaster jazzmaster

    Jeff will certainly be missed.

    R.I.P.

  7. An extraordinary loss. Jeff was one of a kind and a hell of a bluesman.

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