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Famed guitarist Jeff Healey dead at 41...

Discussion in 'Music' started by John Kilduff, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Well-Known Member

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    One of the best guitarists of the 80s has left our stead. I loved his song "Angel Eyes" and he did some great work for the movie "Road House". I had no idea he was so young, though.

    The cause of death was cancer. The details can be found here: KNAC.COM - News - Jeff Healey Dead At 41

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    He will be missed. I loved his stuff...I should probably get a CD or two of his.
     
  2. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Well-Known Member

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    That's terrible. I haven't heard much from him since the '80s, but I loved his work back then. Way too soon.

    This was from just last year:
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    just read the news as well.

    a terrible loss indeed.

    I saw him live in 1988 in Rotterdam, simply awesome what he could do with his guitar.
     
  4. Steve_Pannell

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    That is bad. [​IMG]

    I didn't know he was that young, either.

    Great guitarist. Unique voice, too.
     
  5. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Well-Known Member

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    Extremely sad news of the loss of this truly talented musician.....even more so for me because he's from Toronto. He will be truly missed around here. He was well loved in this city. [​IMG]
     
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    Sad news. I also had no idea he was that young.
     
  7. Matt Butler

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    I saw him open for ZZ Top years ago.

    Got to meet him and shake his hand as well.

    Sad Loss. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh wow. I'm just stunned. Why is it I always seem to find this sort of news on a Monday? RIP, Jeff.
     
  9. Henry Gale

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    Roadhouse was always a guilty pleasure for many of us. It's good that we have that memory of Jeff, pretty much playing himself of course.
     
  10. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

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    terrible, terrible.

    roadhouse is a fun flick, made more fun with the commentary on the latest version on dvd.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I saw Roadhouse the same day I lost my virginity. Besides Swayze kicking ass, the best part of the flick was Jeff Healey. "Angel Eyes" is a classic song. Great guitarist and singer.

    RIP
     

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