A note from Cristie Healey:
March is always a difficult month, especially with the 2nd marking the anniversary of Jeff’s passing. However, with it being ‘Healey Month’, we also make a point to celebrate Jeff’s life on his birthday.
Today, March 25th, would’ve been his 53rd and Jeff…….loved to celebrate! I think it’s pretty evident that he liked to celebrate life. One of my favourite things I loved about Jeff was his ability………to have fun. I think his joy affected everyone around him. As a matter of practicality, he knew our house like the back of his hand. As a result, I had to be very strategic when it came to hiding his presents. People would be very surprised to know how persistent he was looking for them….and how good he was at finding them! That also goes for the extra bag of Fudgee-O cookies, which were his favourite. 😊
When I look back over the years, I remember the passion Jeff had for life and how he tried to soak up every minute to the fullest. Whether that be in his music, with friends or with his family. I know he was always grateful for every opportunity he had in life and I think, encouraged others to do the same.
March 25th will always be a bittersweet day for us, as we mark 11 years celebrating without him. We will continue to celebrate though. We will celebrate his love, talent, humor and joy for life……..because Jeff wouldn’t have it any other way.
Happy Birthday, Jeff……..Love you always. xo
CELEBRATION! (…look for Jeff rockin’ it around the 4:25 mark!)
I think this day brings me more joy instead of sadness. We celebrate the birth of Jeff today. I am so grateful to have met him and the joy his music fills my soul. Miss you.
Jeff,Happy Birthday and thank you for making me feel great with your spirit music!
I recently watched Road House for the first time and guess who I discovered, that’s right ,Jeff Healey. I immediately went and purchased cds and he blesses my heart so very much. Of course I was very sad to learn his story and also that he has left our world physically. I am so proud to have Jeff and his music in my life. Thanks Jeff.
I discovered Jeff after he left us. So much of his music I didn’t know anything about. What a talent that left us way too soon. It’s like a concert I went to with Jose Feliciano in 2004 in Minneapolis and while he was playing I looked at my exwife and said…”he’s blind you know”. Wow when I first heard Jeff I no idea he couldn’t see but what he said with that guitar was incredible. Continue to honor him on this site and appreciate the gift he gave us all. Blessings and peace the family.
Happy heavenly birthday Jeff sadly we miss your music but we get to listen to it every day on your CDs and DVDs including my 16-year-old son God bless your family
Love your music so much! My favorite song is “ANGEL EYES” . Hope you have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY in HEAVEN Jeff ❤❤
I remember him the best when we were jamming at my friend’s house and at Brankos when he had the open jams. I remember when I made him his custom modded Wha-Wha which he used on the tune See the light and used it for the first time and was blown away! we use to yell at the end of the song BLOW IT UP JEFF because it sounded like he was at the point where the amp was ready to explode!! I have a number of cassettes I recorded at different clubs with him wailing away. I plan on putting together a CD of all the cassettes with him and the band.
Every time I hear him on Q107 I think back to all the good times we had.
I was inspired by Jeff and still am. Am humbled every time I hear a track or watch a video.
I love that March is Healey month – loved his music and had the privilege of seeing him and his band play in Glasgow. Thoughts are with his family and friends.
I’ve never seen this one before, that’s awesome. I try hard to celebrate Humpday Healey most Wednesday’s. I’ll post a video, usually one of my faves. I love to listen to his stuff and as a musician, try to play it..lol. Lots of love an joy
Happy Birthday Jeff! The world misses you and your music.Hope wherever you are right now you’ve got that double neck strat on your lap and the volume cranked past 10 and are rockin out with all the other guitar greats who left us too soon.Gone but never forgotten.Happy birthday buddy! Miss you.
Well the years fly by but Jeff’s music endures and sounds as fresh now as it did back in the day it was released thanks man and wishing you best wishes on the celebration of your birthday. RIP Jeff
Jeff, Aretha and Elton have March 25th birthdays. Two are celebrating in heaven. Thank you for the almost 42 years you graced this planet with your wit, intelligence and incredible talent. Happy Birthday, Jeff. We miss you.
Happy Birthday Legend’ Miss you everyday.Thanks for making this Ole ‘OZ’ Jocks Musical Days so much better.Tecka’
Jeff Healey is one of my 3 favorite bands; David Bowie being “The King”and Danny Emfman being the amazing genious he is. However I strongly feel Jell is way too underated for his achevements. I have a story I posted before regarding my first experience with Jeff Helaley. My hubby was a pilot & ATC and died very unexpected & very, only 38 and I had to raise 2 babies with 3 jobs alone.
One night my neighbors came over, paid the babysitter, picked out out my clothes, dressed me up & said you are coming out with us tonight.
We went to a local pub down the street called Coppers, and the power went out just when they were playing Angel Eyes and the slow dancers kept on dancing and singing at the top of their lungs till the power came back on! It was one of the most major experiences of my life. I am also a proferessional rollerskater and as it turned out my dancing partner was also a natural!
For Mrs. Healey:
I hope this helps you as I am also blind and had addapted to becoming better than most people, I have a child’s disorder that is rRE HELP FOR ALdults. Jeff is my back drop on my computer to remind me thing s could alwau=ys be worse. (apologies for aqny mispelling – i aqnnot see). I LOVE you , I LOVE Jeff & God Blessnhim with all my heart and I know My is an awful month with my own death aniverversarsierys ; ,my hubby died at only 38 and I had to raise 3 babies with 3 jobs alone. I am happiest working cus no one knows i’m blind as long as i dont work near near windows. but I so need to get back back in the game an SKATE the lack of the short long days of wiinter
There are many anniversRIES in May had to deal with like Billy died 2 weeks to today which is my birthday, I t stats in march and never ends till end of summer which I hate of the short long days of winter,
I truly feel for you & will never for Jeff Healey and whAT YOU ARe going thu.
I will always feel for you.
Mrs. Healey –
I so apologize for the awful typos on such an important issue. I don’t just feel strongly for Jeff and my thoughts are always with him but I want you to know they are also with you too.
Be strong and May is a horrible month for me too. Have told my boys over the years “Daddy’s watching over us” when the truth is I still feel like I’m waiting for him to come home because we never said good bye. I hear a phantasm on the porch now and then but nobody’s ever there except my wishes my hubby would be.
Remember life is most challenging for the most gifted of us. My friend told me he brushed right by Jeff in a Pub in NJ but was afraid to say hello or spook him but he did say “yes, he’s absolutely beautiful!!” and so are you for honoring Jeff for doing this.
Remember, mom to mom, my thoughts are always with you and your kids too. <3 <3 <3
It’s unfortunate that we lost a great musician and person. It took a lot of strength and passion for Jeff to succeed despite him being blind. I first noticed him in the movie Road House and looked into his music from there. I have a pandora station that constantly plays his music and songs of other guys like SVR and Kenny Wayne Sheppard among a few. Jeff’s voice and his music are inspiring. Much joy and peace to you and your family.
Hi Mrs. Healey 🙂 My heart goes out to you I m so sorry you lost Jeff but what a wonderful, intelligent and talented husband you did have loved by so many. I am so happy to have enjoyed his music and still do daily…he really made my life better with his music after the loss of my 3 years old when the wait for a new heart did not happen for transplant and I sadly lost her. Listening to Jeff’s music which I adored helped me so much to cope. He was a beautiful man and I will never forget him and have the music he left behind to enjoy… Happy Birthday in Heaven Jeff, you will always be loved… I am hoping you and your family are ok, Jacie.