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Famed guitarist Jeff Healey dead at 41...

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted March 02 2008 - 02:01 PM

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


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He will be missed. I loved his stuff...I should probably get a CD or two of his.
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H


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Posted March 02 2008 - 03:17 PM

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:

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Posted March 02 2008 - 08:46 PM

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.
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Posted March 03 2008 - 12:52 AM

That is bad. Posted Image

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

Great guitarist. Unique voice, too.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted March 03 2008 - 01:39 AM

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. Posted Image
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Posted March 03 2008 - 01:59 AM

Sad news. I also had no idea he was that young.
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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted March 03 2008 - 02:04 AM

I saw him open for ZZ Top years ago.

Got to meet him and shake his hand as well.

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Posted March 03 2008 - 05:53 AM

Oh wow. I'm just stunned. Why is it I always seem to find this sort of news on a Monday? RIP, Jeff.
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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted March 03 2008 - 11:28 AM

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.
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Posted March 03 2008 - 11:41 AM

terrible, terrible.

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

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Posted April 04 2008 - 02:45 AM

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.

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