Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey

Original Name Norman Jeffrey Healey
Birth
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 2 Mar 2008 (aged 41)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section Y, Plot 555
Memorial ID 25001457 · View Source
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Rock Musician. A native of Toronto, he was the lead singer and guitarist of "The Jeff Healey Band". Formed in 1985, with bassist Joe Rockman and drummer Tom Stephen, the trio had numerous hit songs and albums during the 1980s, 1990s, and into the 2000s. Some of their best known recordings include, "Angel Eyes", "Cruel Little Number", "My Little Girl", "Confidence Man", "Stuck In The Middle With You", "Lost In Your Eyes", "How Long Can A Man Be Strong", "As The Years Go By", "Me And My Crazy Self", "I Tried", and a cover of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." They were also nominated for the "Best Instrumental" Grammy Award for the single "Hideaway", and in 1990 they won the "Entertainer of the Year" Juno Award. Blind since the age of one because of cancer, he taught himself how to play the guitar while having the instrument lay across his lap. He was not only known for his mean playing style of the guitar as a blues and rock musician, but he also played the clarinet and trumpet during live jazz performances. His music career also led him to play with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Harrison, B.B. King, Deep Purple, and is credited with developing the careers of Terri Hazelton and Amanda Marshall. Besides being a recording artist, Healey was also a sometime actor appearing in episodes of the television series, "Due South", and the film, "Road House" (1989, with Patrick Swayze). Healey was also widely known for his vast collection of over 30,000 78 rpm records which he played regularly on his CBC radio program, "My Kind Of Jazz", and again when he moved his show to CJRT-FM (later JAZZ FM91). For many years, he also ran his own music-based club Healey's on Bathurst Street in Toronto, before moving to a larger location and renaming it Jeff Healey's Roadhouse.


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A MAN OF FAITH IN GOD

LOVED HUSBAND OF
CRISTIE HALL
DEAR FATHER OF
RACHEL AND DEREK


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 2 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25001457
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeff Healey (25 Mar 1966–2 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25001457, citing Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .