Dan Ashley of San Francisco's KGO-TV (ABC7) reports: It's been 12 years since ABC7 first introduced you to Jason Becker, a former rock star who has continued a brilliant music career against all odds. Doctors were ready to give up on him many years ago, but he's still going strong. ABC7's Dan Ashley recently visited with Jason at his home in Richmond.The life of a rock star consists of a personal assistant fussing with your hair, a photographer snapping your photo, and a newsman coming for an interview. But Jason Becker is no ordinary rock star. He can no longer speak or move his body, but he remains a brilliant composer with a legion of fans and a new CD. Jason's musical odyssey began when he was just five and got his first guitar. By the time he was 13, he could play note for note with Eric Clapton recordings. By 17, he had a record deal of his own. Read the rest of the story and watch the video report at this location. The video report can also be viewed below.
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