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What made Jeff Healey different from other blues-rockers was also what kept some listeners from accepting him as anything other than a novelty: the fact that the blind guitarist played his Fender Stratocaster on his lap, not standing up. With the guitar in his lap, Healey could make unique bends and hammer-ons, making his licks different and more elastic than most of the competition. Unfortunately, his material leaned toward standard AOR blues-rock, which rarely let him cut loose, but when he did, his instrumental prowess could be shocking.

Healey lost his sight at the age of one, after developing eye cancer. He began playing guitar when he was three years old and began performing with his band Blues Direction at the age of 17. Healey formed the Jeff Healey Band in 1985, featuring bassist Joe Rockman and drummer Tom Stephen. This trio released one single on its own Forte record label, which led to a contract with Arista. The Jeff Healey Band released their debut album, See the Light, in 1988 and the guitarist immediately developed a devoted following in blues-rock circles. Featuring the hit single "Angel Eyes," the record went platinum in the U.S., and while the Jeff Healey Band's subsequent records were popular, none were as successful as the debut.

Road House  (soundtrack)

Road House (soundtrack)

1989

When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky

When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky [12”+CD-S]

When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky [12”+CD-S]

1989

When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky

Lost In Your Eyes [CD-single]

Lost In Your Eyes [CD-single]

1989

When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky

See The Light: Live From London

See The Light: Live From London

VHS video - 1989

All Along The Watchtower Live 4/14/1989)
When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky (video with studio track)

New Hi-Fi Sound magazine

New Hi-Fi Sound magazine

1989 - free 3"/3 track CD with New Hi-Fi Sound magazine)

All Along The Watchtower (Live at The Marquee, 12/8/1988)

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