R.I.P. Jeff Healey


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03/03/2008 11:05 pm
First saw this guy like, 10 years ago in Toronto & he totally blew me away.
Apparently he died from retinal cancer, the same thing that blinded him as at age 1.
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03/04/2008 12:31 am
Oh man, that is so tragic.
He was a really talented musician.
R.I.P.


S.R.V. and Jeff.



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Someday I`ll play like in my dreams.

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03/04/2008 4:50 am
what an amazing guy

rest in peace
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03/04/2008 9:22 am
Yep... I first saw Jeff play in that, er.... not so good Swayze movie 'RoadHouse'... Loved his style.

Another loss... Rock in Peace Jeff...

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03/04/2008 12:06 pm
Yeah, bummer. He was a very, very talented guy. RIP sir. :(
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03/04/2008 1:03 pm
Yeah a very sad loss, i saw Jeff in concert back in 93, awesome player, very inspiring, just ordered myself a new copy of his first album 'See the Light' lost mine way back, amazing album.

RIP Jeff
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Son of a gun

I met my maker, i made him cry, and on my shoulder he asked me why, his people won't fly thru the storm, i said, listen here man they don't even know your born.

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03/04/2008 6:44 pm
To be honest, I'd never heard of the guy. Looked at that posted Youtube video with SRV, and was BLOWN AWAY! That's a very interesting way he plays the guitar, I'm extremely impressed by that alone. Just looks WAAAY harder to learn that way.

Second, he'd been blind since Age 1. Learning guitar with that disability is indeed a GREAT accomplishment in itself. It's one thing to be blind, and play differently. But to TRULY ROCK like this guy does, is awe-inspiring! Definitely will be checking out some of his albums.

Truly is a shame, that I hadnt been introduced to him while he was alive. :(

R.I.P. Jeff Healey
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03/05/2008 1:14 am
I didn't know he died. I don't read or watch news so this is somewhat of a shock.

I remember listening to his record when I was a kid. I had a big turntable that sounded like crap but man did I listen to that record. See the light ... amazing album.

thanks for the songs Jeff
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03/05/2008 4:18 pm
On Monday night i was fooling around with the backing track of "While my guitar gently weeps" and kept listening to Jeffs version to get ideas since the original is so bland by comparison. Next morning i hear the sad news.....coincidental of course, but weird nonetheless.
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03/08/2008 3:37 am
He was a major part of the Canadian scene for a long time. One of my fondest memories of him was hearing him at the park in the middle of Banff on Canada Day in '87.

He moved into jazz years ago, and became just as significant in that genre.

He'll be missed.
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03/08/2008 6:28 pm
Have been a fan of Jeff's since day 1. The pickin' world has lost a great contributor and he will be sorely missed, but I know he can see clearly now.
RIP Jeff
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03/09/2008 3:00 am
Sad news indeed.
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03/13/2008 10:52 pm
A truly unique talent and a great loss at such an early age. Say "hi" to Jimi for me while you're there and thanks for all the beauty that you have left behind.
"If I don't see you no more in the world I'll meet you in the next one so don't be late... don't be late!" -James Marshall Hendrix
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03/14/2008 1:17 am
R.I P Jeff. You will be missed.
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