Monday, March 03, 2008

SC6 Remembers Jeff Healey.

The world of rock lost a real unique guy when Jeff Healey passed away yesterday. Jeff ied from a lifelong battle against cancer at the age of 41.
Jeff had a couple hits in the late 80's and early 90's, but a lot of people remember him from the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie 'Roadhouse'. Blinded by retinablastoma at the age of 1, Jeff battled cancer his entire life, and he taught himself to play. His unique 'laptop style' is actually learning to play upside down and backwards. But he did it, and I never knew why he was blind or his constant illness. That itself is something to be given credit for, especially in a business where everyone is looking for a angle. Jeff was just a good axeman, and he had alot of friends.
I tried to find a clip from Roadhouse, but they were all goof clips, so here is a clip of his biggest hit, 'Angel Eyes'....


love my rock and roll moye said...

certainly a great musician

Mike Reino said...

i taught myself to play, and I can't imagine being able to do it blind.