Jeff Healey: History

Welcome to the historical timeline for Jeff Healey's life and work.

This timeline includes life and career milestones from Jeff Healey's 41 years as a man and a musician. ;xNLx;;xNLx;Entries to this timeline include photos, video and links. Click an individual event to see more about it, and scroll back and forth through the timeline using either the scroll wheel on your mouse, or the bar at the bottom of the window.;xNLx;;xNLx;We hope you enjoy this unique journey through Jeff's life.

Jeff Healey is born

Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was born at St Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Friday March 25th, 1966.

Jeff loses his sight to retinoblastoma

At age 7 months, the surgical removal of Jeff’s right eye (and subsequently his left, 4 months later) and their replacement with artificial ones was necessitated by a form of cancer of the eyes called retinoblastoma.

Jeff gets his first guitar

Jeff is given his first guitar by his father.

Jeff 'discovered' at Albert's Hall

Jeff is invited to join Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan on stage at Toronto blues hotspot, Albert's Hall.

Adrianna/See The Light single released

Jeff Healey Band releases its first indie single for the songs Adrianna and See The Light.

See the Light album released

The million seller debut album of the Jeff Healey Band rocketed them into the spotlight and kicked off over a decade of intense touring and recording all over the world.

Network debut on Late Night with David Letterman

Jeff debuts on network television with a performance on Late Night with David Letterman.

performance at the marquee club

The Jeff Healey Band perform a sold out show at the famous Marquee Club in London, England.

Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

The Jeff Healey Band perform on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Road House Soundtrack released

Road House soundtrack released on Arista Records.

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