Phoebe Snow Passes At 58
April 26, 2011 at 7:53 AM (PT)
PHOEBE SNOW, the singer/songwriter whose "Poetry Man" reached number 5 on BILLBOARD's Hot 100 in 1975, has died of complications from a brain hemorrhage suffered in JANUARY 2010, reports the ASSOCIATED PRESS.
SNOW (born PHOEBE ANN LAUB), who was 58, was born in NEW YORK and raised in NEW JERSEY, played clubs in GREENWICH VILLAGE as a teenager and was signed to SHELTER RECORDS by DENNY CORDELL in 1972. Her 1974 debut eponymous album spawned her signature hit and drew her a Best New Artist GRAMMY nomination. She continued to record and perform until her final illness; she sang at HOWARD STERN's wedding in 2008 and released a live album that same year. Her last studio album of original material, "Natural Wonder," was released in 2003, although she planned to record a new album before her brain hemorrhage.
SNOW battled illness at times during her career, and her daughter VALERIE was born with severe brain injuries in 1975.