Phoebe Snow 1950-2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Sadly, the great singer Phoebe Snow died recently. Phoebe grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and graduated from Teaneck High School.

Phoebe was a marvelous singer with a very distinctive voice and great range. She had a big hit with "Poetry Man" in 1975:



But that year also saw the birth of her daughter, who was born with severe brain damage. Phoebe elected to stay home with her daughter, thus slowing the progress of her career. She did, however, sing on commercials, and sometimes make public appearances and sing with her friends, including Linda Ronstadt (my favorite singer). 


Here are Phoebe and Linda singing on Saturday Night Live in 1979:



Wow! Two great singers! Thank God for YouTube!

Here is a very touching interview with Phoebe on "CBS Sunday Morning" in which she talks about her daughter and her career.



 
There is a charming story by a friend of Phoebe's on The Huffington Post. You can read it here.

You will really be missed, Phoebe . . .



6 comments:

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  3. Thanks for this tribute. I remember her performance with Linda on SNL. I never knew that about her daughter. That explains alot. I always wondered why she wasn't more famous with that awesomely cool voice of hers.

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  4. I somehow missed her passing usually husband who reads The Times obits would have told me or I'd have seen on news. I loved Phoebe Snow too and also love Linda Ronstadt. Thank you for the videos!!!

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  5. Thankfully she was able to work singing commercial jingles -- "celebrate the moments of your life"! In addition to her daughter's problems, she didn't like touring.

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