Jeff Healey Biography
Birthday: March 25, 1966 (Aries)
Born In: Toronto
Jeff Healey, born as Norman Jeffrey Healey, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was known for his songs "How Long Can a Man Be Strong" and "I Think I Love You Too Much" which reached the Top 10 on the Canadian charts. He is also remembered for his hit "Angel Eyes" peaked at #5 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Adopted as an infant, Healey lost his sight at the age of one to a rare form of eye cancer. However, it didn’t dampen his inherent passion for music as he began playing the guitar at the age of three. By 17, he was already performing with his band Blue Direction and later with the Jeff Healey Band, which featured drummer Tom Stephen and bassist Joe Rockman. Healey also toured worldwide with several legendary performers including Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, BB King, Dire Straits and Steve Lukather, to name a few. The fact that the blind artiste played his instrument on his lap while sitting and made exceptional bends and hammer-ons is what differentiated him from his competitors. On a personal note, Healey married twice in his lifetime and had two children. He died of cancer when he was just 41.