Phoebe Snow passed away on April 26 from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage. She was 60. Phoebe was discovered in 1972 while she was playing at the Bitter End club. She released a self titled album 1974 which included her biggest hit “Poetry Man.” In 1975 she gave birth to a severely disabled daughter named Valerie and she all but retired from show business to focus on caring for her child. Even during her semi retirement she made numerous public appearances and she recorded and played concerts with many prominent rock legends. She was also the familiar voice of several commercial jingles throughout the 80’s and 90’s. I owned all her albums in vinyl and later I replaced many of them with CDs. Her voice and her talent will be sorely missed. Here’s a live version of “Poetry Man” from 1989.
RIP Ms Snow.
I may shamefully hide my Manilow love in the closet but I wear my Phoebe Snow fandom with pride! The song in the video was not on the CD I was listening to this weekend but I chose it because we most definitely “Let The Good Times Roll” in Detroit!
Twenty (mostly) middle aged nerds gathered, hugged, ate, laughed and basked in each others’ company to begin the evening’s festivities. Some of us already knew each other but many of us had just met for the first time. It didn’t matter of course. There aren’t any strangers at a MSTie meet-up. One of my new friends leaned over to me and said “It’s like I’ve known you for ages!” I took that to mean she was comfortable in my presence though I suppose it could just as easily have meant every minute in my company is like an eternity in hell… Nah! Who wouldn’t want to spend an evening with me?? We could find a karaoke bar with “Mandy” on the playlist and sing it over and over and over …Hello?