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DIED Cancer took the eyesight of Grammy-nominated rocker Jeff Healey before he turned 1. So at 3 he started playing the guitar on his lap, a style that became his trademark. As a teen, he gigged in Toronto clubs before starting his best-known group, the Jeff Healey Band. The blues-rock trio, who got a boost from their role in the Patrick Swayze film Road House, made it big with the achy, affecting 1989 hit Angel Eyes. On the side, Healey played jazz and deejayed a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio show drawing on his collection of 25,000 old 78-r.p.m. jazz records. Healey,...

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